" I am absolutely wild about # 977 - my chocolate heart mango tenor that arrived last week. I really, really love it."

- Kathryn V.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Jan 29, 2013
Completed: Feb 25, 2013

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Mango top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Koa rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Custom Signature Headplate

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.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jan 28

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jan 29

glue in tail block

3

Feb 4

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

4

Feb 5

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 6

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Feb 9

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

7

Feb 11

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Feb 12

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Feb 13

first coat of oil

10

Feb 18

second coat of oil

11

Feb 19

third coat of oil

12

Feb 21

fourth coat of oil

13

Feb 23

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Feb 25

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

Original Wood Set