Ready to try the v style bracing on my first acoustic guitar. The guitar is a cutaway medium sized 12 fret with padauk back and sides and a cedar top. The cedar seems rather soft so I think I will need to keep the braces a bit sturdier or keep the top thicker than normal. I guess I could always sand down the top a bit later if it is too stiff which would be easier than trying to thin the braces through the sound hole. Any thoughts on this?