The origin of my “standard” soundboard design (SS design) can be traced back to my many years spent in the Sobell workshop, however many aspects – thicknessing and bracing have gradually evolved to suit my tonal and structural preferences and reflect years of careful, honest observation.

The “standard soundboard” is considerably more curved than a conventional steel-string guitar and the ribs are fitted to meet the back and top perfectly – the plates are not “pulled” to meet the ribs as is common.

NK Forster Indian/spruce Model D-SS
Model D-cutaway detail
Model D-14
Forster Model C
Model S-SS