" Always out, always played"

- Roger P.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Oct 23, 2017
Completed: Nov 09, 2017

  • Common Mango top, back & sides

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Pearl markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with black buttons

  • Ebony & Maple Signature Headplate

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

 

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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Sep 17

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 18

glue in tail block

3

Sep 19

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

4

Sep 21

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 21

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Oct 24

clean up body, rout dovetail, drill tuner holes, glue fretboard onto neck

7

Oct 25

shape neck, dress fret ends

8

Oct 26

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Oct 30

first coat of oil

10

Oct 31

second coat of oil

11

Nov 1

third coat of oil

12

Nov 2

fourth coat of oil

13

Nov 7

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Nov 8

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

Original Wood Set