Cascade Series

 

" Early Xmas gift for me!  what a sight to see. Gorgeous wood.  Amazed at how light it feels and how easy it is to play! I have been playing Xmas tunes on it daily getting prepared for our family sing along on Skype! Thanks so much for such a wonderful instrument.  It’s a piece of art !"

- Ami F.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Nov 18, 2015
Completed: Dec 09, 2015

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Maple body binding

  • Walnut rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Walnut binding & Abalone markers

  • Port Orford Cedar neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler 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.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Nov 18

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Nov 19

glue in tail block

3

Nov 20

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

4

Nov 24

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Nov 25

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Nov 27

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

7

Nov 30

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Dec 1

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Dec 2

first coat of oil

10

Dec 3

second coat of oil

11

Dec 4

third coat of oil

12

Dec 7

fourth coat of oil

13

Dec 8

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Dec 9

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

Original Wood Set