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I love the sound, the wider fretboard is perfect for my larger hand size, I love the radiused fretboard, the fit and finish are wonderful and it is even more beautiful in person than in the pictures. I am thrilled! I knew it would be a bit bright, but it is exactly as I had hoped and a great compliment to my all Koa ‘K’, though the ‘K’ will now take distant second place!"

- Dave P.


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Scheduled Start Date: Nov 01, 2012
Completed: Nov 27, 2012

  • Brazilian Rosewood back & sides

  • Curly Redwood top

  • Bloodwood body binding with Abalone purfling on top

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler 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: Sorry, this wood is no longer available.


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Curly Redwood-topped Brazilian Rosewood

Tenor Classic

Build Schedule





Nov 1

bend sides, glue in neck block


Nov 4

glue in tail block


Nov 5

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


Nov 6

brace top, glue back onto sides


Nov 7

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck


Nov 12

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


Nov 13

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding


Nov 14

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body


Nov 15

first coat of oil


Nov 19

second coat of oil


Nov 20

third coat of oil


Nov 21

fourth coat of oil


Nov 26

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge


Nov 27

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

Original Wood Set