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I've been interested in acoustics and how acoustic physics works and how bracings affect the tone. I really can't test that and make something that will have acoustic properties that will affect tone outside of building an actual acoustic. Acoustics are just interesting because they are so interestingly built! I've dabbled in making blue prints for a semi hollow electric and I figure you can still have an X bracing, but smaller in size and still have all your sound bars. But if I could just get a top and a set of sides and a back set and some bracings I could start experimenting! I would build a ukulele first just because I am more familiar with the structure of one of those due to recently rescrewing and regluing the neck in. 

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On 12/21/2020 at 2:54 PM, PRSpoggers said:

I've been interested in acoustics and how acoustic physics works and how bracings affect the tone. I really can't test that and make something that will have acoustic properties that will affect tone outside of building an actual acoustic. Acoustics are just interesting because they are so interestingly built! I've dabbled in making blue prints for a semi hollow electric and I figure you can still have an X bracing, but smaller in size and still have all your sound bars. But if I could just get a top and a set of sides and a back set and some bracings I could start experimenting! I would build a ukulele first just because I am more familiar with the structure of one of those due to recently rescrewing and regluing the neck in. 

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Only just spotted this.  Yes - it's fascinating.  Most of us builders do the stuff either by 'conventional wisdom' or trial and error - but if you do some deep digging on Google, etc, there's a lot of information about the physics involved.  It's quite a common university final year thesis/acoustics research topic.  Some of it gets pretty technical!

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