" Just wanted to let you know that I received my uke! It is beautiful, more so in person! Thanks again, I'll make sure I send a picture soon. I cannot tell you enough how much I love my new uke. It is so fabulous and couldn't be better. :)"

- Jennifer W.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 23, 2012
Completed: Sep 17, 2012

  • Ancient Kauri top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding with Abalone purfling on top

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone 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: Master
Wood Availability: Sorry , this wood is no longer available.

 

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Ancient Kauri

Super Soprano Classic

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Aug 23

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Aug 27

glue in tail block

3

Aug 28

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

4

Aug 30

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Aug 31

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 6

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

7

Sep 7

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Sep 7

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Sep 10

first coat of oil

10

Sep 11

second coat of oil

11

Sep 12

third coat of oil

12

Sep 13

fourth coat of oil

13

Sep 14

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Sep 17

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

Original Wood Set