Oval No. 23

An oval bodied instrument with a cedar top - not something I'd tried before. I had some fun building this a playing with the design a little - hence the asymmetrical peghead, the volute behind the nut and a slightly deeper body. Probably best suited for folk and Irish music, if only because of the look.

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Soundboard

Alaskan Yellow Cedar
(Cupressus nootkatensis)

Backboard

Curly Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Rim

Curly Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Neck

Curly Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Neck Reinforcement

Carbon Fiber Rod

Fingerboard

East Indian Rosewood  (Dalbergia latifolia)

Scale Length

13 7/8"

Tuning Machines

Rubner - Gloss Black Classic

Tailpiece

Bill James

Width at Nut

31mm / 1.21"