Building a Tenor Guitar #14: Shaping and Attaching the Back Bracing

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Blog entry by Randy Price posted 923 days ago 3553 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Follow along as I build a tenor guitar. In this video see how the back bracing is shaped and glued to the back using a go-bar deck.


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#1 posted 923 days ago

That’s a really cool way to do a glue up. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 922 days ago

Thanks Randy, I am so much enjoying this blog.
I would be interrested in hearing what your wife says when she sees what you did to the old TV cabinet.

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#3 posted 922 days ago

Never heard of a Gobar Deck. Interesting. Do you think dowels would be just as effective as strips?

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#4 posted 921 days ago

Yes – I’ve seen dowels used, also fiberglass rods. I used wood strips because I had a bundle of laths on hand and I ripped them in thirds giving me 1/4” thick by ~1/2” wide strips. Much lower cost than dowels.

When my wife finds out about the TV cabinet I may let you know what she says :)


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