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Old 02-01-2015, 02:31 PM
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Default X Cap, Kerf and Binding Bend

Loving watching this build thread! Looks like a fantastic guitar coming your way!
Thank you! I hope so...time will tell.

The final touch on the top bracing prior to tuning the top...the X-cap. This helps ensure the integrity of the X junction. The piece under the go bar is a caul. The cap itself is a smaller piece of spruce

Prebent kerfing helps reduce breakage during glue up.

Prebending the body binding. This is curly mahogany.

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