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an arched top on a faux archtop?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Armacielli, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Armacielli


    Oct 16, 2008
    I'm gearing up for a semi hollow archtop build drawing inspiration from vintage Hofners (not the violins). how does one get that characteristic shape on the surface on the top and back. My plan is to make the body as I would a standard solid body and route out much of the innards then glue the top on. how might I get that shape in the top? The back isn't as big of a concern to me, but I would like to shape the top.
  2. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    I've been following your thought train in various threads and I hope this works out for you. At any rate, the very first link in the How-To sticky is a link to top-carving...

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