An aperture in the belly of a stringed instrument.
- Two f shaped soundholes are cut in the belly, their exact placing, angle, and shape varying from maker to maker.
- Ben later began making smaller soundholes for esthetic reasons; this does not affect the volume or quality of sound.
- The soundpost is inserted and its position adjusted through the soundholes using a special tool.
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Syllabification: sound hole
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