Marvelous glues are available to the luthier these days. here are some of the recent uses.
We are building a uke using the rather soft but very beautiful spalted maple from the Fountain District Tree. We are laminating to the back, a thin layer of mahogany veneer to strengthen it. This is our elaborate clamping of the back and veneer between two pieces of plywood using Tite bond glue. It worked very well.
The challenge is to glue these thin strips of veneer over the center seam of this Redwood top. I used to use our regular LMI instrument white glue but recently I purchased some "brush on super glue" from a supplier and found it made the job easier and much faster.
Comes with a little brush attached to the screw-on cap. I brushed glue on over the center joint and placed the veneer strips.
Placed a caul strip over each and a heavy wood block over each to keep the strip flat and within minutes the glue was dry and the job completed. Modern gluing is great