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.
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.
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.