Bracing the Back

Above, the back in the go-bar deck. I have jointed and glued the back halves, with an ebony/holly backstrip in between. The back is laid atop the hollow radius form, which has a radius of 15 feet, to form the arch of the back. The braces are unshaped, except for the arch on the bottom gluing side.

To the right is a view of the entire go-bar deck.

The backstrip reinforcement is being glued here. I have placed clamping cauls over the spruce reinforcement strips.

To the top right, the finished, braced back.

Bottom right, the back with its center inlay strip. The ebony strip has thin strips of holly on both sides, to provide contrast to the Indian rosewood of the back.



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  1. Beginning the Neck
  2. Making the Rosette
  3. Bracing the Top
  4. Bracing the Back
  5. The Sides
  6. Making the Soundbox
  7. Binding
  8. Shaping the Neck
  9. What's Left To Do?
  10. The Fingerboard
  11. The Peghead Inlay
  12. Finishing the Neck
  13. Finishing