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1/2" is about standard for carved tops similar to a PRS or a Les Paul. But a shallower carve means you can use less material. If you are using binding to hide the joint, you can go thinner still. Technically for a carve top you need enough material that you don't risk blowing through to the base wood. If you only need 1/4" or 3/8" to meet that criteria, then your fine. You'll just have a thicker base wood is all.

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What im looking to make is something like the prs satana model. It looks like its more than a half inch. Does anybody know about how thick its top is and if a half inch is not enough?

The wood that I can buy is either 1" thick, 9/16", or 1/2"


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