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Scheduled Start Date: Feb 12, 2017
Completed: Mar 16, 2017

  • Master Grade Myrtle top, back & sides

  • 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

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

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

Feb 12

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Feb 13

glue in tail block

3

Feb 16

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

4

Feb 17

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 17

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Feb 17

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

7

Feb 21

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Feb 21

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Feb 22

first coat of oil

10

Mar 11

second coat of oil

11

Mar 12

third coat of oil

12

Mar 13

fourth coat of oil

13

Mar 14

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Mar 16

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

Original Wood Set