21 Sep Hybrid Bracing System for Steel Strings

 

Here’s a look at the Hybrid bracing system I use in my steel string guitars.  It can be modified to work with any body size and string tension. Called a “Crossover” it features X-bracing commonly used in steel string guitars for its structural stability. I combine the x-bracing technique with additional fan bracing from classical guitar construction which is known for its tonal balance, string separation and sustain.  Strong enough to withstand the tension of a twelve string at concert pitch it requires a considerable amount of time to put together, but well worth it!!

 

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