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Scheduled Start Date: Nov 28, 2017
Completed: Dec 07, 2017

  • Master Grade Curly Mango top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

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

 

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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Oct 26

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Oct 30

glue in tail block

3

Oct 31

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

4

Nov 1

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Nov 1

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Nov 21

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

7

Nov 22

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Nov 27

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Nov 28

first coat of oil

10

Nov 29

second coat of oil

11

Nov 30

third coat of oil

12

Dec 4

fourth coat of oil

13

Dec 5

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Dec 6

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

Original Wood Set