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Oval No. 19

My son and I built six of these and they all have salvaged Fir tops, the tops and backs are raduis'd (15') and X braced. The overall instrument dimensions are all the same.  But we had fun with the details: the peg heads, the rosettes, the bindings. This one has a bit of spalted maple in the rosette that I saved from the firewood pile.

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Salvaged Fir (likely Abies procera or Pseudotsuga menziesii)


Curly Red Maple (Acer rubrum)


Curly Red Maple (Acer rubrum)


Curly Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Neck Reinforcement

Carbon Fiber


Bloodwood (Brosimum rubescens)

Scale Length

13 7/8"

Tuning Machines

Rubner Silver Nickel Classic


Bill James

Width at Nut

30mm /1.20"

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