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Scheduled Start Date: Mar 31, 2017
Completed: Apr 22, 2017

  • Figured Sycamore top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Koa rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa 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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Mar 31

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Mar 31

glue in tail block

3

Apr 3

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

4

Apr 6

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Apr 6

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Apr 7

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

7

Apr 8

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Apr 10

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 10

first coat of oil

10

Apr 11

second coat of oil

11

Apr 19

third coat of oil

12

Apr 20

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 21

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Apr 22

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

Original Wood Set