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Small Jumbo Model Cutaway
JMC 1.2.22

Zircote Body
Bearclaw Sitka Spruce Top
Mahogany Neck
Ebony Fretboard
Snakewood Binding and Bridge
User Adjustable Tilt Action Neck
LR Bragg Dual Source Pickup

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(136) Sept 3, 2008
The braces are now glued onto the back plate in a go-box.  This box allows me to use wooden dowels to press the braces into place while they are being glued.

(137) Sept 3, 2008
In this picture we see the braces for the top plate being glued into place.  In this case I need to have the side rim in place to make sure the braces are properly positioned.

(138) Sept 3, 2008
After the X-braces are glued in the tone braces are glued in.

(139) Sept 3, 2008
Here we see all of the braces glued onto the top plate.

(140) Sept 3, 2008
This is the template I am using for the contra-rosette.

(141) Sept 3, 2008
After gluing many many little pieces of wood together we have a finished contra-rosette.

(142) Sept 3, 2008
Finally in this stage I am gluing the center strip in place.  This piece of wood is used to reinforce the joint between the two halves of the back plate.