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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 02, 2017
Completed: Sep 10, 2017

  • Master Grade Koa top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding with Abalone purfling on top and back

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared 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

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Sep 2

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 2

glue in tail block

3

Sep 2

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

4

Sep 3

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 3

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 3

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

7

Sep 3

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Sep 5

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Sep 5

first coat of oil

10

Sep 6

second coat of oil

11

Sep 7

third coat of oil

12

Sep 8

fourth coat of oil

13

Sep 9

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Sep 10

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

Original Wood Set