ladder braced guitars
bracing" or "lateral bracing"
runs horizontally from side to side. Unlike the X-bracing used
by Martin® and other builders, the ladder bracing is what
contributes to the dry, burly tone of the guitars used by the
blues-men in the 1920's and 30's. (Stella Guitars are one of
those essential guitars - for more information see Neil Harpe
Blues Guitars combines this bracing with modern
materials and construction. All of our guitars are made of solid
woods with graphite reinforcement in the necks and an adjustable
truss rod. Reverse kerfing is used for added stability to the
sides and a bolt-on-neck for easy neck re-sets done to correct
natural ageing processes of wood and string tension.
guitars become the modern workhorse for the player who wants
a new guitar with a vintage look and sound."
the Builder - Michael Hauver