" Loving the instrument, btw. Been playing it a lot every day and I already hear it opening up. It’s been to three Saturday morning jam sessions and everyone loves it. At one point the owner of the repair shop we play in was about 50 feet away in the other room and he could it clearly in concert with 5 other acoustics (and two of those were dreadnaughts).

Fantastic work out of you folks. You have my heartfelt appreciation."

- Jamie S.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Jun 25, 2012
Completed: Jul 25, 2012

  • Master Grade Curly Mango top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Koa rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler 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: Master
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jun 25

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jun 26

glue in tail block

3

Jun 27

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

4

Jun 28

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jul 2

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jul 12

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

7

Jul 16

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jul 16

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jul 17

first coat of oil

10

Jul 18

second coat of oil

11

Jul 19

third coat of oil

12

Jul 23

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 24

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jul 25

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

Original Wood Set