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Scheduled Start Date: Oct 31, 2017
Completed: Nov 16, 2017

  • Master Grade Koa top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding with Abalone purfling on top

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Special Inlay markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Custom Signature Headplate

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

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

 

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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back


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Front

Full Front


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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Sep 24

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 24

glue in tail block

3

Sep 26

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

4

Oct 16

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Oct 16

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Oct 31

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

7

Nov 1

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Nov 2

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Nov 7

first coat of oil

10

Nov 8

second coat of oil

11

Nov 9

third coat of oil

12

Nov 13

fourth coat of oil

13

Nov 15

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Nov 15

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

Original Wood Set