" I got my uke today, all safe and sound. It's GORGEOUS! It's also has the best sound ever. I can't stop playing it. A big thank you to you two, Aaron and anyone else who may have played a part in its build! I'm very happy."

- Debra M.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Mar 29, 2017
Completed: Apr 18, 2017

  • Master Grade Curly Mango top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Special Inlay markers

  • Port Orford Cedar neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Leopardwood & Maple 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 16

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Mar 20

glue in tail block

3

Mar 21

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

4

Mar 22

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Mar 23

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Apr 3

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

7

Apr 4

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Apr 5

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 6

first coat of oil

10

Apr 10

second coat of oil

11

Apr 11

third coat of oil

12

Apr 12

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 13

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Apr 17

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

Original Wood Set