For the classical guitar I prefer the traditional bracing pattern: the fan bracing. This concept gives you great dynamics in combination with a great volume.
I often use the Ramirez bracing variation in my cedar model classical guitar. Ramirez used a 66,5 cm scale. The use of carbon high tension strings makes it possible to use the 65 cm scale length and still have a great volume. This does wonders for your playing style.
I love to make cedar tops with the a- symmetric Ramirez fan bracing.
I preferably use very old European spruce for the top. Old stable European spruce is a great choice for your classical guitar.
For the spruce top I also prefer fan bracing. I've made great classical guitars with fan bracing and while I reinforce three central braces with carbon. Talk about a traditional approach in combination with modern techniques! This greatly enhances the traditional concept!
Some builders use a rosewood neck or even an ebony neck to give your guitar more sustain. I think that is a good option, but your guitar will be more heavy and out of balance.
I prefer a very stiff neck reinforcement with carbon. I use a sandwich construction under the fingerboard. You then have the best of both worlds!
Some players prefer a flat back of the neck, other prefer a round neck shape. Both options are possible.
The back and sides
I prefer Indian Rosewood for the back and sides. Indian rosewood is over 20 year old.
I make the back with a stiff 4 brace construction and also the sides are very stiff. These factors add to a awesome projection.
I don't use a slot in the bridge. The saddle will be a few mm high and 3 mm wide. It is possible to easily relocate the saddle to find perfect intonation: just like on a violin or a gipsy guitar. According to special wishes it is possible to build a guitar with two saddles or even six! .