Luthier Phillip Archibald fitting archtop braces on our BRAVO model jazz guitar.


“The bracing has two functions: 1) The distribution of the strings’ vibrations to the top plate; 2) As structural members without which the top plate would not withstand the bridge’s downward pressure and surely faulter.”

From Chapter Five: Bracing the Top Plate from Making an Archtop Guitar


photo by Cindy Benedetto


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