“Red spruce/white oak spec builds. Between the three are some slight variations in the ladder bracing and trim. Most of the locals are stunned at the tone comes out of a 12-1/2″ parlor with oak back and sides.
Laminated braces seem to hold their shape a bit better, and you can make them thinner and less tall. It’s a great way to use up scraps of rosewood, coco, etc. too. Lams have been one of my favorite features borrowed from Larson instruments.”