Bracing a la Friederich


This latest cedar top has bracing that follows closely that of the instruments made by the great Daniel Friederich. I've omitted a transverse bar that would lie under the front edge of the bridge as I couldn't see that it would add anything to the acoustic qualities of the top, other than to add weight (the bridge itself acts as a transverse brace). It is stil a very tight, stiff structure - more so than my usual tops and it'll be interesting to hear how it performs.

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