" I love my Mango Tenor.  I enjoy the craftmanship so much and I am going to keep playing it to my "fans" (right now they are my two cats ; ). The resonance is great and the tone is more balanced without any part stealing the thunder. That's exactlly what I have been searching for."

- Lynn H.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Jul 26, 2016
Completed: Aug 04, 2016

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Mango top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Koa rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Custom 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

Jul 26

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jul 26

glue in tail block

3

Jul 27

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

4

Jul 28

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jul 28

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jul 29

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

7

Jul 29

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jul 30

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jul 30

first coat of oil

10

Jul 31

second coat of oil

11

Aug 1

third coat of oil

12

Aug 2

fourth coat of oil

13

Aug 3

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Aug 4

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

Original Wood Set