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Scheduled Start Date: May 02, 2017
Completed: May 19, 2017

  • Curly Mango top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Abalone 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: Classic
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

May 2

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 2

glue in tail block

3

May 2

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

4

May 5

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

May 6

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

May 7

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

7

May 9

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

May 10

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

May 12

first coat of oil

10

May 13

second coat of oil

11

May 15

third coat of oil

12

May 16

fourth coat of oil

13

May 18

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

May 19

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

Original Wood Set