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Scheduled Start Date: Mar 16, 2017
Completed: Apr 13, 2017

  • Quilted Mahogany top, back & sides

  • Maple & Walnut Rope body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony 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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Mar 26

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Mar 26

glue in tail block, rout sound ports in top, install soundwell

3

Mar 27

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

4

Mar 28

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Mar 30

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Mar 31

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

7

Apr 1

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Mar 16

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 4

first coat of oil

10

Apr 5

second coat of oil

11

Apr 6

third coat of oil

12

Apr 10

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 11

apply lemon oil, setup cone & biscuit bridge (& pickup, if any)

14

Apr 12

final fretwork, cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings

Original Wood Set