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Scheduled Start Date: Apr 10, 2017
Completed: Apr 30, 2017

  • Curly Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Walnut rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared 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: Classic
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

Apr 4

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Apr 5

glue in tail block

3

Apr 6

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

4

Apr 10

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Apr 11

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Apr 12

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

7

Apr 13

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Apr 17

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 18

first coat of oil

10

Apr 19

second coat of oil

11

Apr 24

third coat of oil

12

Apr 25

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 26

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Apr 27

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

Original Wood Set