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Andy Powers on V-Class Bracing

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Taylor Guitars designer Andy Powers discusses the company’s new top bracing system.

by Taylor Guitars
January 24, 2018
 

Taylor Guitars is introducing a completely new way of bracing a guitar’s top with its V-Class bracing system. Breaking away from the traditional X-bracing used by the majority of steel-string flattops, V-Class bracing allows for more independent control of the top’s stiffness and flexibility, resulting in increased volume and sustain, while also balancing the overall tone.

In this exclusive video, Taylor designer and luthier Andy Powers discusses some of the ideas behind V-Class bracing and demonstrates the sound using a Builder’s Edition K14ce guitar.

For a demo of the Builder’s Edition K14ce by Peghead Nation co-founder Teja Gerken, please click HERE.

 


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Comments and Discussion

Posted by TejaGerken on
Hi Eric,
I haven't heard anything specific about 12-strings, but it is Taylor's plan to eventually switch all the E Cajon-made instruments over to V-Class, so my guess is that eventually that will include 12-strings as well.

Best,
Teja Gerken
Peghead Nation
Posted by Eric Magnusson on
Hello. Will 12 string guitars be included in v-class ?
Posted by Gerry Tilley on
Awesome - perfect intonation
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