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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 11, 2017
Completed: Sep 22, 2017

  • Master Grade Curly Mango top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Custom Signature Headplate

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

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Aug 28

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Aug 29

glue in tail block

3

Aug 30

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

4

Aug 31

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 3

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 5

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

7

Sep 6

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Sep 11

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Sep 12

first coat of oil

10

Sep 13

second coat of oil

11

Sep 18

third coat of oil

12

Sep 19

fourth coat of oil

13

Sep 20

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Sep 21

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

Original Wood Set