I came across a comment in one other Thread that I thought might be worth amplifying a bit, with builders, so I hope this will be considered to be the correct thread for this....
I read a statement that the distance underneath the Florida Spot to the body of the mando was "better" (?) being higher rather than lower, (presuming I read the thread contribution correctly, that is).
Other than the obvious, (to me anyway) that if the Florida Spot were closer to the neck, that could mean some increased distance between the strings and the frets; and the obvious reverse.
But is that really the point, with regard to this issue? Is it rather, the actual vertical positioning of the neck during build, in the dovetail joint seating that is the concern?
Is there a way to use as a gauge, the distance between the underside of the Florida Spot and the upper bout, to determine the quality construction of an instrument?
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