But when you play for so long, your hearing starts to go and it's difficult to pick up the nuances of the acoustic. In a rock band, it's just a percussive and rhythm instrument, for the most part.
This means I bang pretty hard on the bottom of the sound hole. I've put a couple of chips in it and I've had to tape it off to keep the wood from peeling any further. I am working hard on my strumming and shortening the up and down motion, but sometimes, well, it just happens.
I feel bad about beating up my beautiful guitar. And then I watched this. And now I feel better.
Ah, the stories Trigger could tell! Same goes for my Takamine.