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This is a commission instrument for John Campbell.  It's name is Newgrange, inspired by the prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland.  

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Here's a pic of the progress so far - a Las Cabrillas box, and some maple

 

I decided to put a strip of rosewood between the maple ears on the neck. I glued it to the ears first.

 

Then glued the ears to the neck

 

Viola!

 

I cut the neck hole in the box and made a fingerboard. I'm trying to get the fingerboard color close to the sides of the box.

 

more progress

Finished!

 

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Comment by John Campbell on January 26, 2013 at 9:38am

Lookin good Ted ! Love the headstock and fingerboard. Have some Newgrange objects coming your way shortly. Couple of Irish lads having fun with this build!

Comment by John Campbell on January 26, 2013 at 11:48am

Ted, what are the dimensions of the headstock?

Comment by John Campbell on January 31, 2013 at 12:56am

Ted, I am trying to get a silver replica of the Newgrange threshold stone crafted for me by an Irish jeweler. Need the dimensions of the headstock. Tanks

Comment by Ted Crocker on January 31, 2013 at 9:04pm

John, call me and have the above headstock pic in front of you.

Comment by John Campbell on February 1, 2013 at 8:53pm

Comment by John Campbell on February 1, 2013 at 8:54pm

Ted, here is the pendant I'm thinking about mounting on the box

Comment by John Campbell on February 1, 2013 at 8:59pm

It measures 1.25 inches in diameter

Comment by John Campbell on February 2, 2013 at 7:09pm

Comment by John Campbell on February 2, 2013 at 7:25pm

Ted, another idea using 4 of these pendants shown above with the Newgrange trispiral in the center and triquetras on the corners. Cut the loop end off of each pendant in order to work with the triangle shape only. Mount one in the center and connect the other 3 to each side creating one larger triangle shape similar to the headstock triquetra. This larger triquetra shape would be mounted on the box somewhere. Maybe upper right or bottom right side of box. Would you be able to embed these into the wood of the box so they would be flush?The dimensions of each pendant are apprx. 28mm (1.1 inches) x 35mm (1.3 inches) Mull this one over a little bit. Tanks!

Comment by Ted Crocker on February 3, 2013 at 2:10am

Cool stuff, good ideas.  Call  me...

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