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Your instrument is in process.
Scheduled Start Date: May 11, 2017
Committed Completion: Jul 07, 2017
Projected Completion: Jun 07, 2017

  • Curly Koa back & sides

  • Sitka Spruce top

  • Ebony body binding with Abalone purfling on top

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony 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: Classic
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

May 1

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 3

glue in tail block, rout sound ports in top, install soundwell

3

May 4

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

4

May 8

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

May 9

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

May 16

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

7

May 17

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

May 18

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

May 22

first coat of oil

10

May 23

second coat of oil

11

May 30

third coat of oil

 

12

May 31

fourth coat of oil

 

13

Jun 1

apply lemon oil, setup cone & biscuit bridge (& pickup, if any)

 

14

Jun 7

final fretwork, cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings

 
Original Wood Set