Rod’s Mom’s Guitar (son of) … Repairing the back braces

Previously on the blog: I introduced the CF-100.
Here are some pictures documenting the back braces problems and the fixes.
All four back braces were partially detached! All four now attached and doing their jobs.
Reaching inside for the brace in the belly of the guitar… occupational hazard, but the big soundhole (typical on steel strings) makes it easier.
The brace jacks press the braces down, but you can’t just make them tight inside the guitar, or the top or back will break. So pressure must be applied to the jacks from outside the guitar, using clamps to get the glue to squeeze out and make a good joint.

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Luthier in the northwest of the Northwest. Classical guitars, custom instruments, repairs and restorations.
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