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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 19, 2017
Completed: Oct 07, 2017

  • top, back & sides

  • Radiused fretboard with binding & markers

  • neck

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

 

Wood Grade: Tradition
Wood Availability:

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Sep 5

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 6

glue in tail block

3

Sep 7

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

4

Sep 9

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 9

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 18

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

7

Sep 19

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Sep 20

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Sep 21

first coat of oil

10

Sep 25

second coat of oil

11

Sep 26

third coat of oil

12

Oct 4

fourth coat of oil

13

Oct 5

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Oct 6

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

Original Wood Set