JohnB wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:56 am
I'm puzzled by people saying that securing the strings to a 12 hole tie block is easier and simpler. I suppose it all depends on what you are used to but I find it less fiddly and quicker using a 6 hole tie block.
I've never tried tying a 12 hole in a 6 hole fashion so I can't comment on whether there is any difference in sound quality - though, if the the sound differences are relatively small, people have to be aware of the possibility of confirmation bias (i.e. we hear what we expect/want to hear).
I think it depends on the design of the guitar. Sometimes, I feel 12holes' tie is better. Sometimes I feel 6 holes' tie is better. Not sure...
2014 Otto Vowinkel Concert 650, Canadian Cedar/Brazilian Rosewood
2016 German V. Rubio Concert 635, German Spruce/Flamed Maple
2015 Juan Hernandez Torres 640, German Spruce/Indian Rosewood
2015 Kenny Hill Performance 630, DoubleTop(S/C)/Flamed Maple