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Scheduled Start Date: Jun 26, 2017
Completed: Jul 16, 2017

  • Fiddleback Mahogany back & sides

  • Curly Redwood top

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Ebony fretboard with Pearl markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with black buttons

  • 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: Sorry, this wood is not available at this time.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jun 15

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jun 19

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

3

Jun 20

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

4

Jun 21

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jun 27

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jun 28

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

7

Jun 29

shape neck, glue in back binding

8

Jul 3

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jul 5

first coat of oil

10

Jul 6

second coat of oil

11

Jul 10

third coat of oil

12

Jul 11

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 12

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

14

Jul 13

cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings

Original Wood Set