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I have been pondering the pros and cons between laminated sides, and the “composite” sides that many builders I admire now are using. That is, the sides that are super thick with full side length kerfing laminated. Those thick sides are very ridged but weigh a lot more too. And take up air cavity space. What are the thoughts?
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And the other main advantage of using double sides is the extra stiffness it produces and also the ability to add some cf at regular centres between the layers, I have used less expensive layer on the inside but usually try to use identical layers.
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Another advantage is very flat sides across their width which in turn should lead to a good binding channel with less work. I am thinking of giving this a go with my most latest build. Amboya outta and kauri inner
I would refer to Trevor Gore and Gerard Gilet in the books...there is a distinct advantage in solid sides unless you are buiding Flamenco style where side leakage adds to percussiveness, Solid sides of any kind allow for the soundboard area to increase as available to modes t1,1 2,2 etc. no side lossand extra bass along with volume and projection. Experiment ! Ross
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