Number 3 Celtic themed 12 fret 000

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Bob Orr
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Number 3 Celtic themed 12 fret 000

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This is guitar number 3. I wanted to use local timer as much as I could and went with a celtic theme for the decoration. Scoop cutaway and arm bevel. I followed Hesh’s method of setting the neck angle and set up that he has posted on OLF Forum and it came out bang on first time around. Frets were pressed in and barely needed much dressing at all and there is no hump! Thank you again Hesh for sharing this. There are quite a few cosmetic mistakes I am aware of and hope to improve on these with the next one. I am keeping this one, it sounds pretty good to me and has only been strung for a couple of days
Back and sides ; locally sourced quarter sawn English oak
Soundboard ; European alpine spruce
Bindings back strap and heel veneer; leopardwood
Purflings; bwb on sides double row of bwb on top and back
Fingerboard, headstock, faceplate and bridge; bog oak.
Inlays; MOP celtic knot on headstock, celtic dragon of abalone and tagua nut at twelfth fret and soundhole is 84 pieces of hand cut maple veneer set into a bog oak dust and epoxy mix. I was going to buy one of the lovely celtic soundholes from Petros but with the poor exchange rate and extortionate postage costs to UK it was way out of my budget.
Tuners; Wilkinson open.
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Reason: Pegasus should have been Petros

Bob Orr
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Re: Number 3 Celtic themed 12 fret 000

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some more pics
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Bryan Bear
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Re: Number 3 Celtic themed 12 fret 000

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I don't think I saw the close-ups of the inlays at the other place. Nice.
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Steven Smith
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Re: Number 3 Celtic themed 12 fret 000

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That's nice Bob, I like oak guitars!

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Hey that's great! Build more.
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