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Old 10-06-2019, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by justonwo View Post
It means the built their guitars with a substantial arch to the top and back, which I suppose means they forced both under tension. I assume they added the arch by bracing on a dished table, but JT probably knows more. I wonder how this compares to what Laurent Brondel and Stefan Sobell do on their guitars?

John Thomas, is there also a lengthwise arch to the back? Are the top and back domed or laterally arched?

Mainly laterally arched, with a bit of longitudinal arch, too. So, sort of domed. But, then, the example I'm inspecting right now is 100 years old and, like me, may have lost some of its shape with age.
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