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Scheduled Start Date: Feb 17, 2017
Completed: Mar 21, 2017

  • Walnut back & sides

  • Curly Port Orford Cedar top

  • Maple & Walnut Rope body binding

  • Rope rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Walnut & Maple Signature Headplate

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer and Aaron Keim. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Wood Grade: Classic
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 17

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Feb 17

glue in tail block

3

Feb 18

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

4

Feb 21

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 21

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Feb 22

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

7

Mar 12

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Mar 13

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Mar 14

first coat of oil

10

Mar 16

second coat of oil

11

Mar 17

third coat of oil

12

Mar 19

fourth coat of oil

13

Mar 20

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Mar 21

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

Original Wood Set