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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 30, 2011
Completed: Nov 01, 2011

  • Common Mango top, back & sides

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Pearl 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.

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Oct 1

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Oct 9

glue in tail block

3

Oct 9

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

4

Oct 6

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Oct 9

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Oct 9

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

7

shape neck, dress fret ends

 

8

Oct 10

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Oct 10

first coat of oil

10

Oct 11

second coat of oil

11

Oct 12

third coat of oil

12

Oct 14

fourth coat of oil

13

Oct 17

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