Interesting looking instruments. I like the zero fret concept (although I have rarely seen it well executed). I don’t like the internal bridge support. It seems to me that extra support under the bridge would restrain the top from vibrating rather than help it. But this looked the most interesting:
I would guess that bending the top like that might cause the top to sound different than a flat top instrument. If the video sound clips are any indication, it would seem like the top loses some of it’s depth and bottom end. But I like the fact that it allows for a more comfortable arm position and may be the answer for some of us who are starting to feel the strain from deep body instruments.
Here is the video of their dreadnought from their website:
The dreadnought in the video sounds decidedly thin to me, but it is also possible that the recording compresses the sound to the point of changing the video tonality.