According to chuck traeger even a double bass should ideally have sides as thin as 080.
Acoustic guitar back and sides thickness.
This is a new method for making really thin wood boards for a guitar s sides.
One can see that thinking about top thickness was getting more sophisticated.
Through eliminating or amplifying different frequencies produced by the strings these tonewoods can have a considerable effect on the overall tone generated by any.
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Thickness is quite often determined by the bending qualities of the particular piece of wood.
Classic back 3mm x 15 x 21 sides 3mm x 4 1 2 x 32.
Josh you have guitar building rules.
Dreadnought back 3mm x 17 x 22 sides 3mm x 5 x 34.
Not sure how confident you are of your measurement but 030 certainly too thin for guitar sides.
Acoustic guitar tonewood back sides the wood used to form the back and sides of an acoustic guitar sound chamber does a lot more than simply look good and create an enclosure.
Was it trial and error.
Watch me take a regular piece of wood and thin it down to 2mm thick really easi.
I discuss the range of appropriate thickness for bending guitar sides.
For steel string guitar the recommendation is 1 8 125 or 3 17 mm for a first time project but otherwise ranging from 095 up to 130 2 4 mm to 3 30 mm depending on size and shape of instrument as well as species of wood used.
I would say that 080 to 085 would be a general average.
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How did you determine how thick the top back and sides should be.
If it s too thin i could see it being brittle and not as strong acoustically.
Back has braces sides have cloth strips.
Guitar back side sets 8 1 4 x 23 4 3 4 5 x 34 x 4 5mm click here for uke back sides quartered 4 piece bookmatched sets we usually have a couple thousand sets of indian rosewood back and side sets on hand so if you need more than one or two sets no problem.
The top is 090 at the sound hole and i don t know the thickness of the back.
It is the most even guitar i ve ever played.
I also talk about the thickness of figured woods and bending a cutaway.
Some wood may go down to about 065 to 070 again depending.