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Scheduled Start Date: Jun 20, 2017
Completed: Jul 18, 2017

  • East Indian Rosewood back & sides

  • Straight-Grain Redwood top

  • Maple body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple 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

 

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Front

Full Front

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jun 12

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jun 13

glue in tail block

3

Jun 14

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

4

Jun 15

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jun 19

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jun 29

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

7

Jul 3

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jul 5

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jul 6

first coat of oil

10

Jul 10

second coat of oil

11

Jul 11

third coat of oil

12

Jul 12

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 13

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jul 17

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

Original Wood Set