" It's astonishing in looks, effortless in playability, but, this little beauty has such a captivating voice. It can sing sweetly, it has funk and soul and is so slide friendly. Did you do all that on purpose? Seriously, this has a resonance and sensitivity that I have not experienced in any instrument of my own. It reminds me of the rare vintage Fender electrics that have a sweetness, clarity and unveiled receptivity to the touch of the player."

- Kevin C.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Jul 16, 2013
Completed: Aug 20, 2013

  • Curly Koa top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • Schatten Designs Biscuit Bridge pickup

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer and Aaron Keim. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Wood Grade: Classic
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jul 14

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jul 16

glue in tail block, rout sound ports in top, install soundwell

3

Jul 19

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

4

Jul 20

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jul 21

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jul 22

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

7

Jul 25

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jul 26

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Aug 6

first coat of oil

10

Aug 8

second coat of oil

11

Aug 13

third coat of oil

12

Aug 15

fourth coat of oil

13

Aug 20

apply lemon oil, setup cone & biscuit bridge (& pickup, if any)

14

Aug 20

final fretwork, cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings

Original Wood Set