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Scheduled Start Date: Oct 03, 2011
Completed: Nov 01, 2011

  • Chocolate Heart Mango top, back & sides

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Pearl markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

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

 

Wood Grade: Classic
Wood Availability: Sorry, this wood is no longer available.

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Oct 3

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Oct 3

glue in tail block

3

Oct 4

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

4

brace top, glue back onto sides

 

5

Oct 8

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Oct 13

clean up body, rout dovetail, drill tuner holes, glue fretboard onto neck, rout binding channels & glue in top binding (if any)

7

Oct 13

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding (if any)

8

Oct 14

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Oct 14

first coat of oil

10

Oct 17

second coat of oil

11

Oct 18

third coat of oil

12

Oct 19

fourth coat of oil

13

Oct 20

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Nov 1

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