" The instrument is so nice and the best of all: The sound is really amazing! "

- Jan L.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Jul 24, 2014
Completed: Aug 26, 2014

  • Common Mango top, back & sides

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Pearl markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer and Aaron Keim. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Wood Grade: Tradition
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jul 16

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jul 19

glue in tail block

3

Jul 21

rout & glue-in end graft, kerf top edge, kerf bottom edge, brace back

4

Jul 23

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jul 23

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Aug 12

clean up body, rout dovetail, drill tuner holes, glue fretboard onto neck

7

Aug 13

shape neck, dress fret ends

8

Aug 14

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Aug 15

first coat of oil

10

Aug 18

second coat of oil

11

Aug 19

third coat of oil

12

Aug 20

fourth coat of oil

13

Aug 21

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Aug 25

make saddle, (put in pickup, if any), cut nut, final fretwork, put in tuners, put on strings

Original Wood Set