Natural Wonders Series

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Mar 29, 2011
Completed: May 04, 2011

  • Master Grade Koa top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • No rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

Natural Wonders Series

 

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

 

Wood Grade: Specialty
Wood Availability: Natural Wonders Series - no longer available.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Mar 29

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Mar 30

glue in tail block

3

Apr 1

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

4

Apr 4

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Apr 5

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Apr 5

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

7

Apr 19

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Apr 19

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 21

first coat of oil

10

Apr 21

second coat of oil

11

Apr 25

third coat of oil

12

fourth coat of oil

 

13

May 3

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

May 4

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

Original Wood Set