Ricardo Meirinhos wrote: ↑
Thu May 17, 2018 5:22 am
I had doubts about the correct method used by Daniel Friederich to build the fan struts of the soundboard. Inlay the bars that overlap the plates, or sculpt the bar itself. I chose to open the channel on the plates to embed that overlap bars.
I suspect the the bar was sculpted to fit over the plate around the sound hole. Otherwise the part of the ring that falls below the bar would serve no purpose and would likely be eliminated as David Schramm has done.
In my opinion,the "unique" aspect of Friederich's bracing lies in the two outer fans. These were a full 10mm tall in accordance with Roy Courtnall's plans. On one of my threads Roy took the time to confirm that these were, in fact, correct. I have been extremely pleased with the tonal characteristics I've been getting. I've used Friederich's designs on four guitars now and am starting the fifth.