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Old 01-09-2020, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by TRose View Post
Some of the finest and most expensive classical guitars have layered sides( and sometimes back)
The classical and steel string guitars I've owned that had the best combination of tone and volume all had laminated sides. Greenfield, Joshia deJonge, Marc Maingard, Casimi and two wonderful Australian luthiers Kim Lissarrague and Ashley Sanders. The Australians also laminate the back and arch it to eliminate the back braces. At the end of the day the construction technique doesn't matter as much as the skill of the luthier. Doubled sides doesn't guarantee great tone and volume. It is one tool a good luthier can use to create his/her signature voice.
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