I am getting a guitar from a guy based out of Kansas who builds custom guitars. It is basically a D-18 Golden Era. Tone woods - Honduran Mahogany and Adorondak Spruce. Forward shifted x-bracking.
I have the option to get a large sound hole at no extra charge. Would this be a wise choice? Clay Hess told me in person that every large sound hole guitar he had ever played was "muddy".???
Here is an Honduran/Adorondak guitar that he built with a regular sound hole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNqBUOtXu54
Your input is really appreciated!