Palo Escrito back& sides

Palo Escrito back& sides
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Friday, February 25, 2011

A new top, Spanish style construction: neck to top joining.

On the left is a new bracing scheme I'm trying out. It's a crossed fan brace pattern. It's for a classical guitar. We'll see what happens. I think it will scream....err...sound great.  

Below this top is being joined to the neck Spanish style.  the neck and top are aligned with a straight edge and then the top is glued and pinned to the neck with a couple of small brads. This lines up the center seam of the top with the center line of the neck in one swoop. It's a fairly ancient way of working, this method can be found on extant  guitars made as early as the 1580's. 

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