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Old 02-17-2019, 02:18 PM
Alan Carruth Alan Carruth is offline
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Braceless arched backs, whether laminate or carved, work differently than braced ones. In essence, they are using arch height and plate thickness to get the stiffness that a 'flat' back gets from bracing. There are advantages and disadvantages to each system, in terms of acoustics, strength, material costs and the time required to make them.
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