I want to make a ukulele, and I'm just wondering about little blocks of wood that are inside them. Are they for structural support, or does it help the sound somehow?
I'll be making it via unconventional methods (a tough paper mache for the walls, ply for front and back), and I don't know if I'll need those blocks structurally. Should I put them in for acoustics?
You can see what I mean in the picture below—the ribbing around the edges and the little planks across the body.