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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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

30mm /1.20"