stiffening a neck
The higher saddle and more acute break angle of the strings optimizes volume and tone. The owner was delighted with the results: "HARRY! - It's magnificent! You pulled off perfectly what in hindsight seems extremely tricky and perilous an undertaking. I like the new frets too. Your choice of manner for stiffening the board is perfect because it strengthens the neck exactly along the center (as a proper neck would already be) and at the same time lets the neck vibrate more freely along the sides, also like a proper neck. Intonation is too, and this makes the guitar sound literally like an orchestra. The harmonics and harmonic integrity are flawless (which isn't possible!), but still, they are. THANKS again!!!!!!! -your the man."