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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 22, 2011
Completed: Sep 14, 2011

  • Master Grade Koa top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Lisa Hannigan

On NPR’s Tiny Desk

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Aug 22

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Aug 23

glue in tail block

3

Aug 24

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

4

Aug 29

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Aug 30

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Aug 31

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

7

Sep 1

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Sep 5

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Sep 6

first coat of oil

10

Sep 6

second coat of oil

11

Sep 7

third coat of oil

12

Sep 7

fourth coat of oil

13

Sep 13

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Sep 14

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