Re: A-Style or F-Style: Cost vs. Acoustics
The scroll costs money. It's your choice to buy one or not.
Nothing to do with sound, it's to do with having a scroll on your mandolin.
An instrument sounds like whatever it sounds like. There are good and bad sounding mandolins with scrolls, there are good and bad sounding mandolins without scrolls.
People hear what they want to hear. If they want to believe scrolls sound better that's what they will hear. Especially if that scroll just cost them a couple thousand bucks.
The first man who whistled
thought he had a wren in his mouth.
He went around all day
with his lips puckered,
afraid to swallow.
--"The First" by Wendell Berry