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Scheduled Start Date: Jan 26, 2011
Completed: Feb 23, 2011

  • Master Grade Koa top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood 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: Specialty
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jan 26

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jan 31

glue in tail block

3

Feb 1

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

4

Feb 2

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 6

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Feb 7

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

7

Feb 9

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Feb 9

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Feb 13

first coat of oil

10

Feb 15

second coat of oil

11

Feb 16

third coat of oil

12

Feb 17

fourth coat of oil

13

Feb 22

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Feb 23

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

Original Wood Set