Guitar Bracing Patterns

The tops of most acoustic guitars use an X-brace system, although there are variations of guitar bracing patterns in type and style. This bracing pattern was developed many years ago, and is the standard for acoustic guitars.

Guitar Bracing Patterns
Guitar Bracing Patterns

Shifted X-Bracing System

A shifted bracing pattern moves the bracing upward from the bridge toward the headstock, a pattern used in our MX400 exotic wood instruments.

Guitar Bracing Patterns

Scalloped Shifted X-Bracing System

Mitchell guitars utilize standard X-brace on most models; some include scalloped bracing. Scalloping — the carving out of excess wood in the center of the brace — allows the top to vibrate easier, providing additional volume as well as improved bass response.