Archtop side thickness

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Enrico Schiaffella
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Archtop side thickness

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Hello Everybody,
I just started the project of building an archtop according to Benedetto. In his book he says to bend maple sides 3/32 thick. That is 2.4 mm. It is very thick in my experience. I usually bend 2 mm sides for my classical guitars. 1.9 mm bend even easier. I just would like to get an opinion from you. The cutaway area sounds especially difficult to bend at that thickness.
Thanks

Alan Carruth
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Re: Archtop side thickness

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I've used 2 mm on mine, and thinner in the cutaway areas.

Enrico Schiaffella
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Re: Archtop side thickness

Post by Enrico Schiaffella »

Yes, that's what I was thinking to do. Thank you :-)

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