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Old 04-29-2009, 09:16 AM
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Default My Omega Baritone Build Thread

I commissioned my Omega Baritone a while back and I just thought I'd start a thread on my build.

here are the specs of my baritone:

MJ body with venetian cutaway
braz back and sides,
carpathian top,
lion of judah inlay,
5 pc neck with no rear veneer so 5 pc goes all the way up on back,
neck will be Macassar ebony/cocobolo/ebony/cocobolo/macassar
front veneer macassar ebony,
cocobolo binding
cocobolo and macassar ebony rosette.
28 inch scale tuned down to low B
nut 1 13/16th


I'm really excited about this one. the Brazilian is dark and very unique. the bright red cocobolo bindings and accents in the neck and rosette will be very visually striking in contrast with the dark brazilian.

here are some starter pics:




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Old 04-29-2009, 09:27 AM
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I've seen this in your sig for a while, and have been waiting for this thread to start Looking forward to watching this one grow!

The Lion of Ludah inlay sounds awesome - will that be on the fretboard?
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:38 AM
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Congratulations on the build getting started, Eric. That is some beautiful wood.

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Old 04-29-2009, 10:47 AM
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That is some awesome looking brazillian, I look forward to seeing this one coming along!
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:49 AM
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Looking forward to this! Kevin does amazing inlay work. I wish I could do it as well as he does!
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:46 AM
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the build was going, but then put on hold with some custom woods I chose for the neck. if you remember my friend's cocobolo OM omega, he had a cocobolo 5 pc neck. I had the same thing going for this one, but my wood was bad but now we are doing something creative with Macassar
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Congrats on the forthcoming guitar - enjoy the build.
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:21 PM
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That IS some nice looking wood. Will be fun to see it transformed into a guitar!!! Look forward to the review!
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:00 AM
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this is the inlay thats going on the baritone! can't wait!

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Old 04-30-2009, 08:11 AM
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That guitar is going to be awesome!!! Congrats
I know first hand that Baritone acoustics are song writing machines!!!

The 28" scale is a good one!
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:53 AM
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this is the inlay thats going on the baritone! can't wait!

Now THAT is an awesome inlay!

If it's got that inlay you ought to name it "Aslan"
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This is going to be a beauty ... congrats, and thanks for sharing the build with us! The 28" scale sounds very interesting.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:01 AM
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Now THAT is an awesome inlay!

If it's got that inlay you ought to name it "Aslan"
To be sure! That is beautiful.

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Old 04-30-2009, 08:45 PM
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Looks awesome Eric! Look forward to seeing this progress! I'll have one of these threads up soon too!
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:47 AM
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Whoa, one fretboard inlay to rule them all.
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