In 1922, mandolin designs began to change, as did the musical tastes of the time. The greatest acoustic engineer of the day began to develop designs that incorporated F-shaped sound holes instead of the oval-hole designs that ultimately tightened up the airy, woody nature of the traditional A-shape, and accentuated the treble frequencies often lacking in previous designs. All combined, these instruments offered the musician better balance and greater volume to meet the ever changing musical styles to come.
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