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Scheduled Start Date: Jun 22, 2010
Completed: Jul 19, 2010

  • 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

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer. 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

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Marcus Mumford

Marcus Mumford & Nathaniel Rateliff with “Solomon”

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

bend sides, glue in neck block

 

2

glue in tail block

 

3

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

 

4

brace top, glue back onto sides

 

5

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

 

6

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

 

7

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

 

8

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

 

9

first coat of oil

 

10

second coat of oil

 

11

third coat of oil

 

12

fourth coat of oil

 

13

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

 

14

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