26 Toxophilite 2 weeks ago Well, I like the sound of the Venetian better. You can really hear the difference From the horse's mouth! You can always trust Paul's opinion on these things. A Venetian cutaway guitar has a more rounded sound, less pointy and scooped. Some notes get trapped in the point of the cutaway and can't get out Also, frankly they are a safety concern and shouldn't be left unattended around children.There is also a simple aesthetic taste consideration but it is secondary to these important sonic considerations. I don't know if I feel any hate towards florentine cutaways though it is common knowledge that they are endorsed by satanic cults and the enemies of freedom.... I save that for pointy metal guitars that look like they deserve the appellation 'axe'