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Old 02-06-2019, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by plectra1.3 View Post
Hi everybody, I'm new to this forum so I hope I do it right.

I am in the process of building an all aluminum acoustic guitar but I don't know what thickness of material to build the body out of. Should it be the same thickness as that for a wooden guitar? (2) Should I brace the same as wood?

If anyone has done this before and has some answers they'd be willing to part with I would be very grateful, Thanks.
I'd like to build one some day. Maybe wood B/S and alum. top. I'll try 3003 in 0.040" with no bracing and compare to the stiffness of a wooden top. I'll wheel a shape similar to that of a wooden top. If that is too stiff, maybe 0.032" with or without braces.

I know Martin had an alum top guitar but have never found any specs for it. I did research for info but never found anything of use.
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