Shaped Dreadnought Brace Sets, Complete top and back sets

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Shaped Dreadnought Brace Sets, Complete top and back sets

Precision-shaped spruce! Quartersawn braces with bottom curvature for Dreadnought. Accurately shaped and sanded by machine to save you hours of work.

The soundboard braces are accurately shaped to a 28-foot radius. The subtle curves and tapers are already there. The back brace set has a 20-foot radius and includes five flat cross-grain spruce center strips.

For fast, efficient clamping when gluing and shaping braces, use our Go-bar Clamping System radiused dishes.


Trade Secrets!

Video: Gluing a Martin D-35 back brace

This issue of Trade Secrets is a video: Dan Erlewine glues a Martin back brace, using Scissor Jacks along with tools you can make in your own shop. After this video, we developed the Brace Gluing Wedge to simplify this job and reduce the number of tools needed.

Banjo Killer? The scoop on forward X bracing for greater guitar volume.

Todd Sams gives a simple and clear explanation of how to position dreadnought braces for the sound and volume of an early-30s Martin.

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Timesaving pre-shaped braces.

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Love these

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Oh what a time saver these are, but I really need to make my own, yes lazy I know.

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braces have nice shape. wood looks good clean with no week spots

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