" Just had to say how much I love my new instrument from you. Two weeks ago I received it and already it sounds so great, even up the neck now and muted."

- Ken B.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Nov 01, 2016
Completed: Nov 18, 2016

  • Cascade Series Wood Cherry rim & neck with a hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Brass hardware

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Ebony & Maple Signature Headplate

  • Abalone inlays

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer and Aaron Keim. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Oct 26

glue on headplate and heel cap

2

Oct 27

trim headplate and drill tuner holes

3

Oct 31

drill hardware holes in rim

4

Nov 1

sand rim

5

Nov 2

install frets

6

Nov 3

glue fretboard onto neck

7

Nov 7

shape neck

8

Nov 8

shape & glue in dowel stick

9

Nov 9

first coat of finish

10

Nov 10

second coat of finish

11

Nov 14

third coat of finish

12

Nov 15

fourth coat of finish

13

Nov 16

assemble pot, install tuners, bridge and nut

14

Nov 17

put on strings, (put in pickup, if any)

Original Wood Set