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Top Bracing

Getting rolling on bracing three new tops. I've been using Engleman spruce bracing for the past few years and really like it. It's easy to mill up with vertical grain and it carves very easily. For these three, I milled up a stack of 0.25" and 0.33" sticks. The parlors will only use 0.25" braces, while the L-00 will use a mix of both. Pictured is a parlor with a Sitka top. Still a ways to go on the carving and voicing.

Engleman spruce bracing

Gluing the bracing in the Go-bar deck

Bracing layout.

Ready for carving and voicing

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