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chuck in ny
12-28-2015, 07:11 AM
i notice that some makers eliminate the back up strip that is glued behind the soundboard middle joint. how important is it to have this joint backed up? the normal woodwork i have done is with much thicker billets with ample glue surface and no back up strip necessary.
if the strip can be eliminated, is it possible or advisable to have a 3 or 4 piece top/back and be able to reclaim narrow boards. this is half a theoretical question but might have some application if i tried something large like a baritone.