Friday, April 22, 2011
Do you do any extra reinforcing on the side in the bend of the cutaway? I was thinking that the bend itself provides some structural rigidity in one sense but that it could also be a weak spot if the guitar were dropped.
Here's my perspective: It's not your responsibility to make the guitar drop-proof. You're making crystal goblets, not cafeteria tumblers. You're not making a back-packing guitar either. What you're making is a delicate eggshell optimized for sound, not rugby. Any treatment other than taking it out of the case, playing it, and putting it back in the case is abuse.