Oval No. 18

This instrument, in addition to the reclaimed Fir used for the sound, features a bit of CA Coastal Live Oak as a peghead veneer. The wood was a gift from someone I met at a music festival. He gave me the wood in the hopes I could get some instruments out of it. I milled it up but sadly it wasn't really suitable. I did get some beautiful veneers for peg heads though.

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Soundboard

Salvaged Fir (likely Abies procera or Pseudotsuga menziesii)

Backboard

Curly Claro Walnut
(Juglans hindsii)  

Rim

Curly Claro Walnut  
(Juglans hindsii)  

Neck

Curly Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Neck Reinforcement

Carbon Fiber

Fingerboard

East Indian Rosewood  (Dalbergia latifolia)

Scale Length

13 7/8"

Tuning Machines

Rubner Glass Gold Classic

Tailpiece

Bill James

Width at Nut

30mm / 1.20"