Top Thicknessing Based On Material Properties
Every top and back panel I make has its material properties measured and is thicknessed accordingly. Some custom makers measure or sense the material properties and then guess how thick to leave the panels, but I have not come across anyone else who can determine how thick a guitar panel should be with engineering precision. The method I use takes a whole lot of guesswork out of making guitars which means that I can consistently achieve the target vibrational performance and always produce a responsive guitar. It means that I can consistently achieve the right relationship between the vibrational performance of the back and the top and so shape the sound to how I want it.