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Bracing Options

X-Bracing

An "X" created by two braces intersecting directly under the bridge. Gives the instrument a great punchy chop right out of the case, with substantial volume as the instrument matures.

 

Tone Bars

Two braces running from the head block, somewhat following the angle of the sound holes to the tail block. Has a great bell-like sustain, and takes longer to mature than an X-braced instrument, but develops incredible depth of character and tone with play.