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    Here is my latest OM. Made as a custom order, and is now in the hands of the happy customer. I am a very happy luthier, it turned out way better than expected, and more will be made in the future. A bit unconventional, 2 point asymmetrical flat top. Made from native Australian woods, King Billy Pine top, Tasmanian Blackwood back and sides, Queensland Walnut neck. X braced with 22inch scale length. Sorry no sound clips, I am a terrible OM player, but it is easily the best sounding I have made so far.

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    Wat a beautiful instrument, Peter. I love that asymmetrical profile adn your choice of timbers; also the very understated decoration and finish.
    I'm playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order. - Eric Morecambe

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    Default Re: New OM

    How do those Aussie woods compare to traditional tonewoods?

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    How do those Aussie woods compare to traditional tonewoods?
    King Billy Pine is similar to Cedar or Redwood, although it does sound different, and many would say better. I do prefer it over Cedar or Redwood. Tasmanian Blackwood is closely related to Koa, and looks similar and sounds pretty much identical to Koa.
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    Lovely, Peter! I love the woods. Beautiful. I only wish I had an opportunity to play one of your instruments. Ah, someday!
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