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  • n. Plural form of f-hole.


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  • Nevertheless, the most enduringly famous image of Kiki is Man Ray's Le Violon d'Ingres, a photograph of her naked from behind, her signature bobbed hair hidden in a turban, her remarkable face almost hidden, and her voluptuous body transformed into a musical instrument by the addition of the "f-holes" of a violin.

    Kiki de Montparnasse by Jose-Luis Bocquet and Catel Muller – review

  • Further design elements include a Piezo pickup under the bridge for optional amp-age, geared tuners, a hand-carved black walnut neck, and hand-cut f-holes, though unless you're a prude, what other kind are there?

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  • Pullum replied sensibly that, while “both (1) and (2) are simply saying that he was engaged in violin-playing when the visitor arrived,” there is nevertheless a discernible difference between them:If you view violin as a count noun denoting individual objects 4-stringed objects with f-holes, then if he was playing a particular one of those objects, sentence (1) is appropriate.

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  • It's violin-shaped, it's violin-sized, it has arching like a violin, it has f-holes, it's got a scroll, it's got corners and it's got bent ribs and all these things mean that this violin could be made to sound very good.

    Isolating the Violin's Song

  • It was embodied in the long and elegant inner bouts, the perfect scrolls, and the lovely perpendicular f-holes crafted two hundred and fifty years ago by Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri.

    A Traitor to Memory

  • The arched top and f-holes appealed to jazz and dance-band players who were still attached to the look of traditional Gibson "jazz boxes", but who appreciated advancements such as a thinline, double-cutaway body.

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  • Based on the T5-C, the STSM-T5 features a thin-line opaque black body made of sapele paired with a maple top adorned with stylized, unbound f-holes.

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  • If it is the a-style with pre-cut f-holes the kit is built by Saga and also sold elsewhere.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • However, I do lust for an arch top & f-holes but since I'm just beginning to learn the thing I am trying to concentrate on that instead of MAS entering into the picture right now.

    Mandolin Cafe News

  • OM less than $1000 (maybe wishful thinking on my part) I'd really like to see what's available with f-holes.

    Mandolin Cafe News


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