Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Soundboard and supports.

After the soundboard has been thicknessed it is sized using a solution of water and hide glue. It is painted on one side of the soundboard, which causes it to curl up like a piece of cinnamon bark as it dries, and then the other side is painted.

After it dries completely the soundboard is flat again. The upper belly rail is glued along the lower curve to support the soundboard.

Liners also support the soundboard and they are glued in place on the inside walls

The lower belly rail is glued in place.