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Scheduled Start Date: Apr 04, 2017
Completed: Apr 21, 2017

  • Cocobolo top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Special Inlay markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Custom Signature Headplate

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

 

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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Mar 22

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Mar 23

glue in tail block, rout sound ports in top, install soundwell

3

Apr 3

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

4

Apr 4

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Apr 5

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Apr 6

clean up body, rout dovetail, drill tuner holes, glue fretboard onto neck, rout binding channels, glue in top binding

7

Apr 10

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Apr 11

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 12

first coat of oil

10

Apr 13

second coat of oil

11

Apr 17

third coat of oil

12

Apr 18

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 19

apply lemon oil, setup cone & biscuit bridge (& pickup, if any)

14

Apr 20

final fretwork, cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings

Original Wood Set