krazyderek Posted May 28, 2004 Report Share Posted May 28, 2004 So i've looked at accoustic guitars as having this hudge design flaw... apart from certain models being very uncomfortable for my right arm. 1. to much glue, why are braces glued on? why isn't the top made from one peice of wood? like just a big slab of sitka spuce, and just rout away the excess wood to leave the top, and the desired bracing design? YES the grain direction won't be ideal for some of the braces but will that really matter? maybe a new bracing design would have to be developed... YES i know different types of woods are used to brace tops to get different sounds but would an entirely sitka spruce or cedar top sound that bad? 2. the back and sides should also be one peice of wood. granted this would have to be one monster chunck of wood. Make some jig to cut out the bulk of the wood to be removed so it can be used for something else... then rout out the excess wood from the back and leave just the bracing pattern you wanted, then rout the sides out of the same block. This would mean there's only 1 or 2 glue joints for the entire body of the guitar theoretically letting the vibrations travel a bit better thru the wood? With the right jig i'm pretty sure you could get the correct thicknesses for all the required peices, granted this would be much harder then glueing some peices together but i have this idea in my head that it may sound better and it just won't go away. so i'll probably try this even if you guys laugh at me, just wanted to throw it out here... BTW the above is patent pending if it would actually work so no stealsies.. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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