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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 09, 2017
Completed: Aug 29, 2017

  • Master Grade Curly Mango back & sides

  • Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top

  • Koa body binding

  • Koa rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Special Inlay markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • 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

Jul 29

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jul 30

glue in tail block

3

Jul 31

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

4

Aug 2

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Aug 3

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Aug 14

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

7

Aug 15

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Aug 16

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Aug 17

first coat of oil

10

Aug 21

second coat of oil

11

Aug 22

third coat of oil

12

Aug 23

fourth coat of oil

13

Aug 24

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Aug 28

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

Original Wood Set