Tag - how to size guitar braces

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Wood Brace Unit Stresses
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Wood Brace Deflection
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Brace Strength Analysis

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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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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Brace Strength Analysis

In this article we will be making an analysis of the strength of wood and how it relates to brace dimensions and structural integrity. We will be using some structural engineering formulas to some degree, so it may come a bit confusing, but hang in there. Since my background is in architectural and structural engineering,[…]

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