OM - flat vs curved top/bottom
So, since I am - frustratingly - still looking for a short scale OM in my price range, I thought I'd ask EVEN MORE questions. Those of you who have had the opportunity to play many OMs, what would you say is the tone difference between a curved/carved top and/or bottom OM vs a flat top/bottom? There is certainly quite the price difference.
I also notice a difference in body shapes, from the traditional A style body to a sort of squatter-yet-rounder shape (what I think of, probably incorrectly, as a more traditional Irish shape).
1918 Gibson A, "Lillian";
1940s (?) Kay A style f hole - currently down for a refret and fretboard re-profile, my first attempts (with guidance) at lutherie.
1981 Washburn M7SN (2 point);
2011 Eastman 504, "Belle";
2012 Lafferty mahogany octave mandolin;
2012 Emando (Saga), "Hank"
1 husband, 2 dogs, 4 chickens.