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Old 02-11-2021, 04:33 PM
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Default Carving Braces

I spend a lot of time voicing my guitar tops. I usually set height with chisels and width with small finger planes. I have many finger planes and this little guy might be my favorite:

Since this is a nylon string cross over the bracing is arrayed to enhance high mids and trebles to bring the response to balance. You don't really see to how different nylon and steel string guitars are until you see the top bracing:

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