(Prev: Headstock Overlay)

Here are some shots of the back’s center seam bracing being glued in position. These are cut at a 45 degree bias just for fun – the grain just has to be skew of the back’s grain for these braces to do their job. The picture of my finger pointing to the brace shows that the match to the neck and tail block has to fit perfectly (they did)!

While these braces are not traditional, they do a great job of proactively holding the back’s center seam in place – I’d rather do this step now than repair a crack on the back at a later date. They have no negative effect on the sound of the ukulele. I though they looked kind of cool matching the headstock overlay exactly having been cut from the same piece!

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