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Scheduled Start Date: Mar 12, 2017
Completed: Mar 30, 2017

  • Zebrawood back & sides

  • Port Orford Cedar top

  • Walnut body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut 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 12

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Mar 12

glue in tail block

3

Mar 14

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

4

Mar 16

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Mar 17

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Mar 19

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

7

Mar 19

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Mar 20

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Mar 21

first coat of oil

10

Mar 23

second coat of oil

11

Mar 26

third coat of oil

12

Mar 27

fourth coat of oil

13

Mar 28

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Mar 30

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

Original Wood Set