Custom OM Guitar #25 84


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This OM guitar was built for a West Virginia physician as a birthday gift for his wife. Much of the inlay was designed to emulate that on a Larson Brothers guitar that had been in his family for generations. This is a beautiful guitar, with wonderful, balanced sound.

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Construction Photos

The back and top are joined, and the sides are bent. The backstrip and blocks are glued in.

The rosette is created, and the bracing is shaped and glued in.

The neck blank is built up from mahogany. The linings and side reinforcing strips are glued in place.

The sides are arched to match the domed top and back. The top is tap tuned by carefully shaving the braces. The top and back are glued to the sides.

The maple end graft is installed along with the bindings and purfling.

The neck hardware is installed, and the neck is fitted to the body. The peghead overlay is inlaid and glued to the neck.

The logo is placed on the fretboard, frets are installed, and the bridge is inlaid with abalone. Peghead binding is installed.

The neck is shaped and stained, and the instrument is finished with nitrocellulose lacquer and set up with strings and hardware.

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