Ovanghol semi-hollow LP

Personal build, 2019

I had heard good things about Ovangkol, it's used quite a bit for acoustic guitars and many say that it's sonically very similar to rosewood. I was intrigued and wanted to build an electric guitar with it, however the wood itself is far too heavy to make a comfortable solid body electric guitar so the only option was to make a semi hollow body with a maple cap.

Although heavily chambered, the pickups and bridge are mounted into a solid centre-block so it doesn't produce feedback, even in very high gain situations.




Body - Carved, bookmatched Croation flamed maple cap with f-hole and two-piece Ovangkol back, carved and heavily chambered

Neck - Single piece Ovangkol with Gabon Ebony fretboard and Abalone dot inlays

Headstock - Gabon ebony faceplate and truss rod cover with Abalone celluloid logo inlay

Parts & Hardware

Hardware - Schaller signum wraparound bridge, Sperzel trimlok tuners, nickel

Pickups - PRS vintage bass, PRS HFS trebble

Controls - Switchcraft 3-way toggle switch, PRS pots and mini toggle coil split switches.

Frets - 24 medium jumbo stainless steel


Body - Stained crimson with gloss clearcoat top, satin clearcoat back and sides

Neck - Danish oil