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Old 01-18-2021, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by charles Tauber View Post
Most are, yes.

True. Is that the result you want? If so, do that. If not, don't do that.

Also true. Ideally one would use a radius dish that matches the radius one wants to end up with (i.e. the same as the radius on the braces).

I still don't understand what is your question. It seems like you already know the answer. Glue radiuses braces using a radiused dish: glue flat braces using a flat surface.
My first build was a StewMac kit and the instructions were to glue the braces, which were radiused, on a flat board. That guitar was very loud. I have since bought a radius dish and have been using that but wonder if the first guitar was so loud because of the conflict of the radiused braces and the flat gluing surface, It seems to me that could make the top that much stiffer.
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