The Craftsman's Path #34: Dreadnought Guitar - Bracing the top

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Blog entry by Mark Mazzo posted 04-06-2008 04:06 PM 2574 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 33: Dreadnought Guitar - Adding the back braces Part 34 of The Craftsman's Path series Part 35: Queen Anne Side Table - Completed finish and hardware »

There was more bracing work to do on the guitar. This time a more complex operation on the underside of the guitar top. I found an alternative to the wooden dowel go-bars that I used last time. Take a look at the latest post to see the operation. Thanks for reading!

Completed X-Brace

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#1 posted 04-06-2008 05:07 PM

All I saw was the go-bar use. What was your alternative?

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#2 posted 04-06-2008 07:02 PM


In my previous post I showed the Go-bar Deck with wooden dowels as the go-bars. I had a couple of them break so, this time I switched to fiberglass bars for the bracing on the top.

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