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Scheduled Start Date: May 04, 2011
Completed: May 30, 2011

  • Master Grade Koa 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

  • 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. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Wood Grade: Specialty
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Shara Worden

My Brightest Diamond at the Pritzker Pavilion

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

May 4

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 5

glue in tail block

3

May 9

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

4

Jul 4

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

May 11

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

May 12

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

7

May 16

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

May 17

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

May 19

first coat of oil

10

May 22

second coat of oil

11

May 23

third coat of oil

12

May 24

fourth coat of oil

13

May 25

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

May 30

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

Original Wood Set