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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 23, 2011
Completed: Oct 09, 2011

  • Common Koa 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: Tradition
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Sep 23

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 23

glue in tail block

3

Sep 23

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

4

Sep 24

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 24

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 25

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

7

Sep 27

shape neck, dress fret ends

8

Sep 27

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Sep 27

first coat of oil

10

Sep 28

second coat of oil

11

Sep 29

third coat of oil

12

Sep 30

fourth coat of oil

13

Oct 1

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

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