" Thank you all. The package safely arrived at my place this afternoon. It is what I've expected from your good hands.

Again, thank you all for the fabulous build you all made."

- Manoon L.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 14, 2012
Completed: Oct 23, 2012

  • East Indian Rosewood back & sides

  • Straight-Grain Redwood top

  • Ebony body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer and Aaron Keim. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Wood Grade: Classic
Wood Availability: Sorry. This wood is no longer available.

 

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Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Redwood-topped East Indian Rosewood

Tenor Classic

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Sep 16

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 17

glue in tail block

3

Sep 18

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

4

Sep 19

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 21

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 24

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

7

Sep 26

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Oct 9

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Oct 11

first coat of oil

10

Oct 16

second coat of oil

11

Oct 17

third coat of oil

12

Oct 18

fourth coat of oil

13

Oct 22

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Oct 23

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

Original Wood Set