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Scheduled Start Date: Feb 17, 2011
Completed: Mar 16, 2011

  • Master Grade Koa top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony 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: Specialty
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Feb 17

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Feb 22

glue in tail block

3

Feb 23

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

4

Feb 24

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 25

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Feb 27

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

7

Feb 28

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Mar 1

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Mar 9

first coat of oil

10

Mar 10

second coat of oil

11

Mar 11

third coat of oil

12

Mar 14

fourth coat of oil

13

Mar 15

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Mar 16

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

Original Wood Set