How the Acoustic Guitar is Made
Guitar top decorations and bracing
A variety of designs
The photo below shows the sound hole area of a guitar. Guitars often feature a variety of decorative designs around their sound holes. There are many different ways to create these designs. In this case, three types of flat panels were cut with a laser and inlayed. In this palm-tree design, the red and dark brown express dusk and a beach at night, respectively.
A total of eight harmonic bars
Once the decoration is complete the bracing is glued to the underside of the top. The photo below shows the angles of the harmonic bars crossing below the sound hole being adjusted. A total of eight harmonic bars are arranged.