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Scheduled Start Date: Dec 23, 2010
Completed: Jan 20, 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

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

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

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Dec 26

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

glue in tail block

 

3

Dec 29

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

4

Dec 30

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Dec 31

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jan 4

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

7

Jan 4

shape neck, dress fret ends

8

Jan 5

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jan 6

first coat of oil

10

Jan 10

second coat of oil

11

Jan 11

third coat of oil

12

Jan 18

fourth coat of oil

13

Jan 19

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jan 20

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