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a hole in a soundboard (as of a violin) designed to resonate with the tones

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On a pegboard wall over the well-lighted workbench hang the specialized tools of Stempniak's trade: feeler gauges for measuring guitar action, and all sizes of files for leveling frets; mirrors to fit inside the sound-holes of guitars for interior repair work; truss rod wrenches, heat guns, clamps.
This unusual feature is also found in the fortepianos and harpsichords of Bartolomeo Cristofori, who, though he recognized the need for sound-holes in harpsichords, apparently felt they let dust into the cavity of the instrument.