Wow, talk about variation! Sound holes are all over the map, even as here, simply in the category of THE most trad md sound holes, the heart. Much more to come, long & amusing chapter ahead! BTW & LOL, Is it sound holes or sound-holes or soundholes?
First: This is the Last Week to Register for the online Harvest Festival of Dulcimers, Sept 25-27! Hope to see you! Here are the fanciest of the pegheads in my photos. Three are by Terry L Watson, a builder in CA, owned by Gregg Schneeman.
More fancy pegheads, including some real works of carving art. I'm sorry my notes weren't more complete to note all makers' names! Perhaps a few can be identified by folks who recognize a distinct, 'signature' style.