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Scheduled Start Date: Jul 26, 2009
Completed: Aug 16, 2009

Have you ever picked up an instrument that you just can't put down? That's how people feel about the new Tradition. At just 13oz with the balance point exactly at the neck/body joint, and with the smooth matte finish, this instrument feels like it looks. The tone is wonderful with great sustain, and the intonation is perfect all the way to it's 15th fret. The geared Peghed tuners give that classic look but with the tuning ease of a machine tuner.

  • Common Mango top, back & sides

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Pearl markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

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)

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Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Emily Hurd

Emily Hurd and The Lost Boys perform Emily's original “You've Got Me Down”

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

bend sides, glue in neck block

 

2

glue in tail block

 

3

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

 

4

brace top, glue back onto sides

 

5

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

 

6

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

 

7

shape neck, dress fret ends

 

8

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

 

9

first coat of oil

 

10

second coat of oil

 

11

third coat of oil

 

12

fourth coat of oil

 

13

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

 

14

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