The birds are back in town (p.11)

Once the back is assembled and thinned, the addition of the central reinforcement and bars are relatively easy operations.
If the relative humidity level in the workshop stay in a fairly narrow range throughout the year, it is possible to measure with some wood the slightest variation into the back once the cross bars glued. Having in mind where the guitar will live, I quickly glue the 3 bars during the most advantageous time as possible.
Regarding the approach to glue the transversal bars, I have reservation about the one that consists to glue them using a rigid dished form. I will certainly elaborate more on this some day…

Born of the wave

An evocative title borrowed from photographer Lucien Clergue.
A parenthesis here to highlight points of view of the current work and, mainly from the inside, its final appearance.

The skeleton is gaining weight ! – p9

Carrying out and installing the linings is a task that requires many different operations and cares.
The choice of materials, their dimensions and design play a big part in the overall approach of the instrument’s sound.
The possibilities are endless and our personal tastes, those which concern the tone of the instrument above all, must here be manifested.

 

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