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 Post subject: cutaway top bracing
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:41 pm 

Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:33 pm
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First name: John
Last Name: LaTorre
City: Sacramento
State: CA
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I don't know if this has been directly covered before. I looked for "cutaway" in the previous post titles, but nothing turned up.

I have an OM guitar that I'm building a new body for. I want this one to have a cutaway, but I don't know how to properly brace the top for it. Logic would indicate that I simply build the top as normal and just shorten the braces where the top ends, but logic has gotten me in trouble more times than I can count. Are there any "rules of thumb" for adapting a regular guitar plan to one for a cutaway top? Any differences in the head block, say?

 Post subject: Re: cutaway top bracing
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:14 am 

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For bracing, I follow that logic also when building cutaways. On the headblock, which mine are wider than the fingerboard, I trim off some on the cutaway side so that the fb edge is even with the side. Some builders don’t worry about that and just leave a ledge there.

These users thanked the author Glen H for the post: JLT (Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:45 am)
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