Hello! I'm re-posting this in the luthier forum as I made a mistake posting originally to the general area of the site. I thought that members might be interested in seeing a couple guitars built by Wisconsin luthier Jim Norris. I'm restoring these after they had a few tough years in a barn!
Both instruments have non-traditional bracing. Guitar #1 has a yellow stranded bracing material bonded to the top. Wondering if anyone has encountered the material used in the photo below? Possibly kevlar? Anybody have info regarding this bracing design?
Guitar #2 appears to have laminated spruce and carbon fiber bracing. The pictured pattern is repeated on each side of the center seam. I think this may be an alternate bracing pattern to the Smallman lattice braced designs that Mr. Norris was working on at that time. Looking forward to hearing from any Jim Norris owners out there. Thanks! Tim "Wisconsin" Johnson
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