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Scheduled Start Date: Jun 03, 2011
Completed: Jul 12, 2011

  • Master Grade Koa top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • Schatten Designs Biscuit Bridge pickup

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

 

Wood Grade: Specialty
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Gerald Ross

Stompin’ At The Savoy

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jun 1

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jun 2

glue in tail block, rout sound ports in top, install soundwell

3

Jun 6

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

4

Jun 7

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jun 8

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jun 9

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

7

Jun 12

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jul 1

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jul 2

first coat of oil

10

Jul 4

second coat of oil

11

Jul 6

third coat of oil

12

Jul 9

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 12

apply lemon oil, setup cone & biscuit bridge (& pickup, if any)

14

Jul 12

final fretwork, cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings

Original Wood Set