" You know you're in love when you think about your beloved all the time and you can't wait to see and be with them again.  I love my Mya-Moe! A great musical instrument is made from all the attention to detail Char, Gordon, and Aaron put in.  From the strap added to the case to the custom headstock to the emails exchanged with Char and Gordon, getting a Mya-Moe is all about attention to details. I won't enumerate further details - that's for you to discover.  I will say, that the end result is a musical instrument that sing beautiful notes to you; speaks to your ears, eyes, hands, mind, and heart."

- Jonathan P.


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Scheduled Start Date: Dec 16, 2016
Completed: Jan 04, 2017

  • Curly Koa back & sides

  • Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top

  • 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: Classic
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood


Gallery Photos (completed instrument)



Full Front

Build Schedule





Dec 16

bend sides, glue in neck block


Dec 22

glue in tail block


Dec 23

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


Dec 26

brace top, glue back onto sides


Dec 26

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck


Dec 27

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


shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding



Dec 28

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body


Dec 28

first coat of oil


Dec 29

second coat of oil


Dec 30

third coat of oil


Jan 2

fourth coat of oil


Jan 3

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge


Jan 4

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

Original Wood Set