In a guitar, soundboard braces and braces are so important as the top or the back where they are integrated. Guitar bracing is essential since it plays a central role in the instrument structure and its sound.
Braces have a structural function, while soundboard braces arrange the vibration modes along the top. Depending on the top proprieties, the soundboard braces are designed with different length, width and height. According to the quantity of wooden struts and how are they going to be placed, there many different bracing patterns.
In the world of lutherie there are different ways of placing the soundboard and back braces in our classical guitar, each luthier uses the pieces in a specific way on the instrument achieving different shades of sound. The interior of the guitar and the placement of the back braces have a direct influence on the structure, solidity and the way the top vibrates.
The nuances of the ukulele sound are very characteristic and the position of the soundboard and back braces are very important to achieve the right rigidity and vibration to get that bright ukulele sound.
As with the classical guitar, in the acoustic guitar the soundboard and back braces in the instrument have a direct influence on the nuances of the sound and vibration of the instrument. There are multiple options when it comes to placing the soundboard and back braces. Over the years luthiers have perfected this technique and the different ways of placing the back braces produce different shades of sound. The inner braces provide stability and rigidity to the top and backs of our guitar.