" I can't tell you just how happy I am with my new uke.. the tone and sustain are simply put, off the charts awesome. The quality of the myrtle is only matched by its beautiful appearance. The playability and action is nothing short of amazing. What an absolutely top notch instrument that I will cherish forever. Thank you from the bottom of my heart"

- Pete M.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: May 15, 2017
Completed: Jun 01, 2017

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Maple body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple binding & Special Inlay 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

May 3

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 16

glue in tail block

 

3

May 8

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

4

May 9

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

May 16

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

May 17

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

7

May 18

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

May 22

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

May 23

first coat of oil

10

May 24

second coat of oil

11

May 25

third coat of oil

12

May 29

fourth coat of oil

13

May 30

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

May 31

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

Original Wood Set