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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|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.|