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Building a Classical Guitar #6: The back and back braces

2077 days ago by kem | 4 comments »

In this part of the series, we’ll look at making and installing the back braces, making the back, and prepping the sides for the big glue-up. In this guitar, I put in four back braces. These braces were made from 7×15 mm strips of Spanish cedar ripped on a bandsaw. The braces were given a rounded profile on the side facing up when you look through the sound hole. After cutting the braces to length, the ends of each brace on the rounded side were chiseled flat. This would be the side glued down onto the kerfing. The back of this guitar will be slightly rounded to a 15’ radius. So before installing the back braces, the kerfing on the sides were radiused using a...

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