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Wood Brace Unit Stresses

Wood Brace Unit Stresses

Wood braces on a guitar top or back plate act in a similar manner to those wood beams that support the floor of your house or roof. We are just working on a much smaller scale. Proportionally though, the bracing for a guitar top plate takes much more stress than that of the home structure. Everything has to be perfectly made and installed to work properly. In addition to that, different kinds of brace wood give you different units of strength. We explore those units in this technical article on guitar brace strength.

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