Oval No. 13

A simple mandolin with X braced top and back. The top wood is Fir but I can't be more specific than that being that it was reclaimed from a packing crate stored for forty years in my neighbors basement. It is beautiful wood, incredibly close grained, stiff and responsive and I've used it in a number of flat top (15' Radius) instruments.

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Soundboard

Salvaged Fir (likely Abies procera or Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Backboard

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Rim

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Neck

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Neck Reinforcement

Carbon Fiber

Fingerboard

East Indian Rosewood  (Dalbergia latifolia)

Scale Length

13 7/8"

Tuning Machines

Rubner

Tailpiece

Basic

Width at Nut

1.141"