I think there are a few more-or-less valid reasons:Grasshopper wrote: ↑Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:47 pmI've never understood why the cutaway hasn't been adopted for the standard acoustic classical guitar. I don't see that it has any effect on the sound or volume and it makes access to the higher frets much easier. However it seems that this tradition is now so engrained that it won't be accepted.
- Cutaway does make it a little more difficult to find / shift to the 12th fret...which is used a lot as a reference point since it is the octave of the open string
- The tessitura of the guitar is in the middle of its range, not the higher "register".
- The Classical Guitar just isnt used enough in the upper positions to make a cutaway worthwhile for a lot of players.
- Experienced luthiers please feel free to correct me, but doesn't a cutaway require more labor to build?