" 1770 arrived today safe and sound despite the weather there, here and on the way. Settling in to the climate change, but I have it in my humidified room. She’s beauty, both in looks and sound. Plays so easily as well."

- Alan R.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Nov 30, 2015
Completed: Dec 18, 2015

  • Master Grade Curly Mango top, back & sides

  • 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: Master
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Nov 27

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Nov 27

glue in tail block

3

Nov 30

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

4

Dec 1

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Dec 2

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Dec 3

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

7

Dec 4

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Dec 7

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Dec 8

first coat of oil

10

Dec 9

second coat of oil

11

Dec 14

third coat of oil

12

Dec 15

fourth coat of oil

13

Dec 16

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Dec 17

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

Original Wood Set