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"I’m about 10 tops into a stack of 40 cedar tops I got from you, and whenever I want to start a new guitar, I just walk over and pick a top off the stack, and start building.
They are all that great! I don’t have to dink around with the pattern, or select the “best" one: I just start building. I love that!  I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your high standards, and what a pleasure it is to do business with you!"

Ben

Sanding & Joining

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TOPS: joined and sanded
We join and sand all our tops with 120 grit sandpaper to .110"(2.8mm), except Western Redcedar & Redwood which we sand to : 0.115" (2.9mm) Custom thicknesses are available, please ask.

 

BACKS: joined and sanded, sides sanded
Backs can also be joined and sanded to thickness. You can then route a groove on the centerline and inlay a backstrip. We can include one of our backstrips in the joint if you desire (use product code SVBI). Though many believe the best method is to inlay the backstrip in the center, we are only set-up to ‘sandwich’ it between the plates when we join them. Backs can be sanded unjoined as well if you prefer to join. Sides can be sanded to bending thickness. Sanding thickness: joined back 0.095", unjoined back halves 0.100", sides bending thickness 0.090".

We are unable to insert the following backstrips: BI6B, BI20B

*Thicknesses may vary 5%.
Allow 3 or 4 days for sanding services, and 1 week for joining and sanding or backstrip installation.