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Scheduled Start Date: Apr 30, 2018
Completed: Apr 15, 2018

  • Curly Koa top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Ebony & Maple 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: Classic
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

 

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Front

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Feb 13

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Feb 13

glue in tail block

3

Feb 14

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

4

Feb 17

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 17

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Mar 22

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

7

Apr 2

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Apr 4

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 5

first coat of oil

10

Apr 6

second coat of oil

11

Apr 9

third coat of oil

12

Apr 11

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 12

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

May 29

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

 
Original Wood Set