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Scheduled Start Date: Apr 06, 2011
Completed: May 16, 2011

  • Common Koa 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)

Back

Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Apr 5

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Apr 19

glue in tail block

3

Apr 19

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

4

Apr 20

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Apr 21

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Apr 25

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

7

May 2

shape neck, dress fret ends

8

May 3

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

May 4

first coat of oil

10

May 5

second coat of oil

11

May 9

third coat of oil

12

May 10

fourth coat of oil

13

May 11

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

May 16

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

Original Wood Set