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Scheduled Start Date: Feb 19, 2013
Completed: Mar 20, 2013

  • Chocolate Heart Mango top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood 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: Classic
Wood Availability: Sorry, this wood is no longer available.

 

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Front

Full Front

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Feb 19

bend sides, glue in neck block

 

2

Feb 20

glue in tail block

3

Feb 21

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

4

Feb 25

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 26

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Feb 27

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

7

Feb 28

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Mar 5

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Mar 5

first coat of oil

10

Mar 6

second coat of oil

11

Mar 10

third coat of oil

12

Mar 18

fourth coat of oil

13

Mar 19

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Mar 20

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

Original Wood Set