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Scheduled Start Date: Dec 23, 2010
Completed: Jan 20, 2011

  • Common Koa top, back & sides

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Pearl markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jan 30

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

glue in tail block

 

3

May 1

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

4

Jan 30

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jan 30

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jan 30

clean up body, rout dovetail, drill tuner holes, glue fretboard onto neck

7

Jan 30

shape neck, dress fret ends

8

Aug 23

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Aug 23

first coat of oil

10

Aug 24

second coat of oil

11

Aug 24

third coat of oil

12

Aug 23

fourth coat of oil

13

Aug 23

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Aug 24

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