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Scheduled Start Date: Dec 14, 2009
Completed: Jan 13, 2010

This Chocolate Heart Mango was made for Ernie Halter. The acoustics are wonderful, and the blend of the ebony binding, abalone purfling and mango looks great.

  • Chocolate Heart Mango top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding with Abalone purfling on top

  • Abalone rosette

  • High gloss polyester finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

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

 

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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, rout binding channels, glue in top binding

 

7

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

 

8

prep for finish, tape off for spraying

 

9

fill pores twice

 

10

first coat of poly topcoat

 

11

second coat of poly topcoat

 

12

sand & buff finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

 

13

glue on bridge

 

14

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