The sides are made from maple plywood and bent in shape with traditional wooden fixtures. We use plywood on the sides to make the guitar more rigid. The guitar will keep the setup extremely well, it will resonate much less from the sides and it will have much better sound projection.

Many of the setup problems can be avoided with good maintenance of the guitar: keeping it in the optimal humidity being the most important thing. Plywood has much less tendency to react to different levels of humidity.