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Guitar Building Fundamentals: Getting the Most From Your Soundboards with Robbie O’Brien June 3-7, 2019

June 3 - June 7

Key Points:

*Sharpening and set up of hand tools used in lutherie
*Selecting traditional soundboard woods and understanding their effect on tone
*Joining the soundboard halves
*Installing a rosette
*Thicknessing the soundboard with hand tools and/or power tools
*Understanding different bracing patterns and their affect on stiffness and looseness
*Making and attaching bracing to the soundboard
*Top radii and how they affect tone and playability
*Removing mass to achieve optimum tonal response while maintaining structural integrity


June 3
June 7