Book match

“We use the term ‘book match’ frequently in the guitar trade. People often ask what it means: Here is a board that I have sawn in half along its edge. The adjacent cuts are opened like the pages of a book to make a guitar back. This process creates the symmetry that is so attractive in a good guitar. In the first picture is a rosewood board approximately 1” thick. In the second picture, the board has been sawn to create two matched backs.”

– Marty Lanham

Book match