Gibson 1930's era L00

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tippie53
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Gibson 1930's era L00

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I had 2 30's era L00s in the shop so I documented the bracing . A video is also in the works
The braces are so light and the best I can determine is the braces are almost all .250 by 1/2 in high but taper from the .250 to thinner as they were radiused.
all top braces are radiused to about a 25 to 30 ft radius. I am sure that 100 years of stress it may not be possible to know 100% for sure what there were.
I have had 3 individual pieces in my shop and while there was some variation , I attribute that to being hand made.
I am also making a tracing to follow this post shortly
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John Hall
Blues Creek Guitars Inc
Authorized CF Martin Repair Center
president of Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans
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Re: Gibson 1930's era L00

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That's very cool
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Re: Gibson 1930's era L00

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here are some top bracing specs
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John Hall
Blues Creek Guitars Inc
Authorized CF Martin Repair Center
president of Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans
http://www.bluescreekguitars.com
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