Looks is very imported but the other thing that is more so is the placement of the bridge saddle!
The first guitar I made after making violins I took to the local guitar store and showed him and he tried to tune it and he got out his ruler and measured the placement of the saddle and he told me that I had it in the wrong place and my wise answered was what is wrong, it looks good to me and he said that there is a place for the saddle and I made it wrong. I have been learning ever since. The mistake was in 1963!!
Please check the dates on the threads you are reading. This one is 5 years old. I don't have a problem with the idea that anyone would go back and read these old threads but I would appreciate it if you could refrain from posting comments on them. The information in these is good but adding a comment to an old thread forces it to the top of the stack where everyone else must deal with something that hasn't been "live" for years.
I just read almost of the first page of this thread before I realized that it was 5 years old and, pretty much, dead. Please check the dates and Please withhold your comments on these old threads.
I support Ned's comment.
Sorry Ned I don't mean to take up everyone's time. I have every one of the old frets magazines and all the Guild of Luther's and there red book and many more mags and books from the first Years I started building and I learn things over and over again. Did you remember what the thread talked about when you read it or just that it was a old one. I am 79 years old and and started building violins when I was 15 years old and I learn every day.
Sorry to take others time. I have a delute button that I just delete what I don't want to read.