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Fleta's violin-making background can be seen in his method of making the guitar - he preferred to complete the sound box, or body of the instrument first, and then joined the neck on afterwards, in the same way that violins are assembled. The plan offered here shows Fleta's method, but it is equally possible to follow his design in all respects except for the neck joint, which can be done in the traditional Spanish way.
Of special interest in Fleta's design is his strutting pattern, which employs nine fan struts and a sloping harmonic bar, which helps to increase the volume and clarity of the treble notes.