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Like building a concrete wall, it is necessary to build forms that are the negative, or outside, of the shape of the guitar sides.
Because of the complexity of the angles and curves of a guitar, as well as the tendency for bent wood to return to its unbent shape, it is common practice to use forms that sit inside of the guitar body when forming the sides, and another set of forms that sit on the outside of the guitar body when attaching the linings and the front and back panels to the sides. Below are sketches I made while designing the form work for the Flat Top Tele.