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Fig. 19.—Diagrams of types of fan strutting used by famous
lutiuers. a. Panormo (" in the Spanish style "). b. Martin.
c. Torres, d. Yacopi. e. Bouchet (the transyerse bar is
glued in the centre only).
i.e. they have a perfectly flat face) the struts will have to be slightly curved as shown in Fig. 20. Each strut must have an identical curve so that the face of the guitar becomes evenly arched when they are glued in position.
(It will be found easier for the amateur guitar maker to build an instrument without an arched front.)
centre, being tapered off in a long feather edge to each end. The top of the strutting should also be rounded off in its entire length.
Each strut is fitted to the face of the guitar separately, being cramped from the sound-hole and the bottom edge of the face.
(If you make a guitar with an " arched "' front the slight curve on each of the struts will, if fitted correctly, give a curve to the front in two directions—crosswise and lengthwise.)
Too much time cannot be spent on " finishing " this fan-strutting. Each should have a long feather edge to each end and be nicely tapered and rounded off down its entire length. All struts should be free from surplus glue and be glasspapered to a glass­like finish.
Fig. 20.—Diagram showing how each strut of the
fan strutting should be slightly curved at each end
if file guitar is to have an arched front
The centre upright strut should be 83/4" long with not more than 1/8" rise in the
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