" I continue to have a blast with my Mya-Moe concert. Here is a photo of me, the uke and a dog fan - I don't know whether he was a big fan of the uke or me.

Thanks again for a wonderful instrument that has given me many hours of enjoyment. Now, let's see - how about a Mya-Moe tenor..."

- Tony A.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Mar 19, 2012
Completed: Apr 11, 2012

  • Master Grade Koa top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

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

Quilted Koa

Concert Classic

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Mar 18

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Mar 19

glue in tail block

3

Mar 20

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

4

Mar 23

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Mar 26

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Mar 26

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

7

Mar 28

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Apr 3

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 4

first coat of oil

10

Apr 5

second coat of oil

11

Apr 7

third coat of oil

12

Apr 9

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 10

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Apr 11

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

Original Wood Set