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Ovankol/Carpathean Spruce Guitar

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Project by Philip posted 05-17-2011 10:22 PM 1165 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the latest off the bench. It was a fun project for my nephew for his wedding. His bride commissioned me to build this as a surprise gift.

Here are the spec’s
Carpathean Spruce soundboard
Ovankol Back and sides
Brass inlay on fingerboard
Custom Mother of Pearl inlay on 12th fret – signature of owner
Macassar Ebony bridge and fingerboard
Maple binding
Mahogany/Maple neck

Philip

-- Philip, Minnesota, www.langguitars.com





6 comments so far

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Bertha

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#1 posted 05-17-2011 10:26 PM

The detail is staggering. Musical instrument makers are in the highest zone of my admiration.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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RogerBean

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#2 posted 05-17-2011 10:38 PM

Beautiful. My D-28 is developing a complex.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 05-17-2011 10:40 PM

I REALLY want to build a guitar some day. This is absolutely stunning!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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docholladay

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#4 posted 05-17-2011 11:35 PM

That is one nice looking guitar. Very very nice. I have been playing guitar since I was about 12 years old. From the time that I began woodworking as a hobby, I have wanted to build a custom acoustic guitar like this. I do hope to get to do that someday. I am envious.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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nobuckle

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#5 posted 05-19-2011 03:38 PM

Excellent work! The only bad part is that we can’t hear the rich and warm tones that come from such a beautiful instrument. What’s the lead time on one of your guitars? Assuming you make them to sell.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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Shrub

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#6 posted 07-26-2011 07:45 PM

What a beautiful instrument. I like the tuners. What are the knobs made out of and who made them? Great work!

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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