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Building Ethics

Arguably, the most important aspect of any Acoustic Stringed Instrument is the thickness of and the type of bracing used on the soundboard. In my workshop, every soundboard is tap-toned to achieve the very best results from the materials used. Bracing patterns vary according to both type and size of the instrument and the quality of the wood. Each brace joint is checked with a dry run before it's glued. In this way, even the less expensive models of each instrument may be versatile and well rounded.
A professionally hand-built instrument should mean quality, precision and attention to detail. Every measurement and joint is checked and re-checked to ensure consistent quality and continuity; this produces an instrument which fulfils three essential criteria:-

It sounds good
It plays well
It looks good

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