The assembly stage is important for playing the oud for many years in a healthy way. This is also a process that affects the sound character.
At this stage, firstly the body and the neck are brought together and the bowl linings are glued. By varying the thickness of these linings, it is possible to adjust the natural frequencies of the soundboard.
It is very important for the player to keep the action height of the oud strings from the fingerboard as originally adjusted. However, it is known that wood material under load is fatigued. Therefore, changes in string height can be observed over time. At this stage I would mount the carbon fiber strip into it, opening a channel to the neck and body block to minimize this.