" I still have your instrument in my hands every single day. That's a sweet sounding uke as I'm sure all of them are. I'm really partial to the low g string. It's so mellow when played softly and it really thumps when I get a little aggressive with it while doin’ hammer ons and pull offs. I love that little thing! No guitar I own makes me feel so good! Thank you all, again, for such a fine instrument!"

- Toby K.

 

(scroll down for more photos)

 

Share this UkeTracker page on Facebook:

Scheduled Start Date: Aug 16, 2011
Completed: Sep 30, 2011

  • Common Koa top, back & sides

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Abalone 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 and Aaron Keim. 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

Aug 16

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Aug 16

glue in tail block

3

Aug 16

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

4

Aug 17

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Aug 17

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Aug 18

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

7

Aug 27

shape neck, dress fret ends

8

Sep 6

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Sep 6

first coat of oil

10

Sep 6

second coat of oil

11

Sep 22

third coat of oil

12

Sep 23

fourth coat of oil

13

Sep 24

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Sep 29

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