Tag - guitar brace selection

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Soundboard Bracing
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Wood Brace Deflection

Soundboard Bracing

Bracing for the Top Plate and the Back Plate can be almost as important selection as the tonewood itself. Bracing basically has two purposes: 1. Bracing Structural Quality: First in brace functionality is to protect the top or back from deformation when pressures are placed on the plates. Pressure can be either from string tension[…]

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Wood Brace Deflection

Deflection in bracing is similar to the deflection that we experience every day in the floors of our homes and office. You may not be able to see it clearly or feel it, but rest assured, it is there. The about of deflection is the actual amount of bend that your braces will experience as you apply tension on them from the strings. Find out how to minimize this deflection in this article.

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