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Old 03-02-2013, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Todd Rose View Post
The bridge plate is laminated from spruce, palo escrito, and hard maple, and then coated with CA glue to toughen the surface against which the ball ends of the strings will bear. Palo escrito, for those who may not know, is a Mexican rosewood that is much lighter weight than other rosewoods. I used it to cap the X's, too, as you can see in these photos.

Non-builder question: In displays of commercial makers' tops I've seen x-braces capped but usually done with some sort of cloth-like material and usually in both directions. Why do you choose wood and run it only one way?
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