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Scheduled Start Date: Feb 18, 2017
Completed: Mar 26, 2017

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart 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: 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 18

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Feb 18

glue in tail block

3

Feb 21

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

4

Mar 12

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Mar 12

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Mar 13

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

7

Mar 14

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Mar 16

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Mar 17

first coat of oil

10

Mar 19

second coat of oil

11

Mar 20

third coat of oil

12

Mar 21

fourth coat of oil

13

Mar 23

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Mar 26

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

Original Wood Set