" Well the strings are pretty much behaving themselves and I am having a blast playing "tears". I took it into Beacocks and showed it around and everyone was ooh and ah and who made that? Thanks again for putting your art into my hands and yes, I must have a resonator."

- Sharon H.

 

(scroll down for more photos)

 

Share this UkeTracker page on Facebook:

Scheduled Start Date: Nov 06, 2012
Completed: Nov 30, 2012

  • Chocolate Heart Mango 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 and Aaron Keim. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Wood Grade: Classic
Wood Availability: Sorry, this wood is no longer available.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Nov 5

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Nov 6

glue in tail block

3

Nov 7

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

4

Nov 12

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Nov 13

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Nov 14

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

7

Nov 15

shape neck, dress fret ends

8

Nov 19

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Nov 20

first coat of oil

10

Nov 21

second coat of oil

11

Nov 26

third coat of oil

12

Nov 27

fourth coat of oil

13

Nov 29

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Nov 30

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

Original Wood Set