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Scheduled Start Date: Dec 08, 2010
Completed: Jan 05, 2011

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Mango top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil 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: Master
Wood Availability: Sorry, this wood is no longer available.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

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

Dec 24

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Dec 29

first coat of oil

10

second coat of oil

 

11

Dec 31

third coat of oil

12

Jan 3

fourth coat of oil

13

Jan 4

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jan 5

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