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Bracing Patterns

Standard "X" Non-Scalloped

Non-scalloped bracing allows the top to vibrate yet keeps it stable. Utilized on guitars constructed with a dovetail neck joint.

Standard "X" Scalloped

Removal of select brace material reduces brace mass. The top vibrates more freely yet remains stable. Utilized on guitars constructed with a dovetail neck joint.

Hybrid "X" Scalloped

Incorporates scalloped bracing with A-frame technology. Utilized on guitars constructed with a Mortise/Tenon neck joint.

A-Frame "X"

A-frame adds strength to the top. Angled bridge plate creates a "Box" under the bridge. Utilized on guitars constructed with a Mortise/Tenon neck joint.

X-Series "X"

Used on HPL tops. Balances spruce X bracing with graphite plates and an aluminum U-channel brace to achieve the ultimate in tone and stability.

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