View Full Version : Anyone ever use spanish cedar for soundboard bracing?

Matt Clara
06-30-2014, 09:14 AM
I have some off cuts that are the perfect size for making braces out of, with enough for both top and back. I know that some guitar makers have used Spanish cedar for bracing the back, but I can't find any info for soundboard braces using Spanish cedar. The top itself is redwood. I'll probably go with quartered spruce, but I wanted to ask before I wrote off the Spanish cedar. Thanks.

06-30-2014, 09:31 AM
The grain is too wide and the wood it too soft, IMO.

06-30-2014, 10:03 AM
None of the Spanish Cedar I've ever had would be suitable unless it was used along with Carbon Fibre tow and epoxy resin.