Attaching the soundboard to the body
The soundboard is glued to the body with instrument maker’s glue. The body is placed in a special fixture, which holds the body and instrument making clamps. Glue is applied to the kerfed lining and the top is held in place with the clamps and filament tape.
After the glue dries, the excess soundboard wood is removed with a router and a flush cutting bit.
The instrument with neck and top attached.