Oval No. 17

One of a group of six instruments I built with my son James in the fall of 2017. It was a very wonderful thing to be able to do with him before he returned to New Orleans where he plays in several bands, swing dances, and works on his house. Here's his site: JamesMcClaskey.com

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Soundboard

Salvaged Fir (likely Abies procera or Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Backboard

Curly Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Rim

Curly Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Neck

Curly Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Neck Reinforcement

Carbon Fiber

Fingerboard

Bloodwood (Brosimum rubescens)

Scale Length

13 7/8"

Tuning Machines

Rubner Silver Nickel Classic

Tailpiece

Bill James

Width at Nut

30.05mm / 1.183