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Scheduled Start Date: Jan 20, 2011
Completed: Feb 15, 2011

  • Curly Koa top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding

  • No rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Turquoise markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • MiSi, LR Baggs undersaddle pickup & volume control

20 frets

 

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

 

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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jul 21

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jul 21

glue in tail block

3

Jul 21

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

4

Jul 21

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jul 21

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jul 21

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

7

Jul 21

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jul 21

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jul 21

first coat of oil

10

Jul 21

second coat of oil

11

Jul 21

third coat of oil

12

Jul 21

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 21

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jul 21

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

Original Wood Set