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Scheduled Start Date: Jun 28, 2017
Completed: Jul 19, 2017

  • Master Grade Curly Mango top, back & sides

  • Maple body binding with Abalone purfling on top and back

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple binding & No markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler 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

Jun 20

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jun 21

glue in tail block

3

Jun 27

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

4

Jun 28

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jun 29

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jul 3

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

7

Jul 5

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jul 6

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jul 10

first coat of oil

10

Jul 11

second coat of oil

11

Jul 12

third coat of oil

12

Jul 13

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 17

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jul 18

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

Original Wood Set