Grand Concert No. 22 Build Gallery, Part Two Joining the two halves of the sugar maple back plate. Rough cutting the Adirondack spruce bracing to size for the top. Rough cutting the Adirondack spruce bracing to size for the back. The rim has been radiused and awaits the top and back. The rosette has been inlaid and is looking sharp. Check out the curl in the spruce top! I like to install end wedges with the grain running the same direction as the sides. It looks better to me. Final check on the top bracing before it is glued in place. Working the neck scarf joint surfaces down with a smoothing plane. Gluing the neck scarf joint up. That’s a lot of clamps, but they aren’t gorilla-tight, I just like to spread the clamping pressure out. The top and back plate bracing has been carved to shape. See the first installment of this guitar’s build gallery.