Secret Vault Series

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 14, 2015
Completed: Sep 24, 2015

#10 of the Secret Vault Series

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Maple body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple 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.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

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Front

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Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle

Tenor Classic

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Sep 15

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 15

glue in tail block

3

Sep 17

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

4

Sep 18

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 18

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 19

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

7

Sep 19

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Sep 20

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Sep 20

first coat of oil

10

Sep 20

second coat of oil

11

Sep 21

third coat of oil

12

Sep 22

fourth coat of oil

13

Sep 23

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Sep 24

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

Original Wood Set