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Old 02-02-2015, 09:11 PM
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Default Back Braces

Here Larry is gluing up the back braces on the go bar deck. The one closeup showing the glue squeeze out is from a D-18H spec dread he is currently building for sale.

On a whim, Larry weighed the braces and shavings after shaping the back braces. 80g starting weight, 23g of shavings, 57g left on the braces. This is a 28.75% reduction in weight prior to final shaping and taking the ends to final height.

Here is a comparison of various necks. The finished necks are for guitars in the final stages of their build. The raw blank on the left is for my guitar. Note the thicker maple lams. The other is for the spec D-18H. The visible glue will be taken off when the necks are carved.

Martin 00-18G (1949); Eastman 805 Archie; Waterloo WL-S; Furch Green OM (Sitka/EIR); Tahoe Guitar Co.: OM (Adi/Mahog); 000-12 (Carpathian/FG Mahog); 000-12 (Lutz/Flame Maple); 00-12 (Carpathian/Sinker Mahog); 00-14 (Adi/Ovangkol)

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