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Scheduled Start Date: Apr 29, 2017
Completed: May 13, 2017

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Abalone 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: 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

Apr 29

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Apr 29

glue in tail block

3

Apr 30

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

4

May 2

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

May 2

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

May 3

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

7

May 5

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

May 5

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

May 6

first coat of oil

10

May 7

second coat of oil

11

May 9

third coat of oil

12

May 10

fourth coat of oil

13

May 12

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

May 13

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

Original Wood Set