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Scheduled Start Date: Jul 25, 2017
Committed Completion: Sep 20, 2017
Projected Completion: Aug 21, 2017

  • Walnut back & sides

  • Sitka Spruce top

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Walnut & Maple 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

 

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jul 13

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jul 17

glue in tail block, rout sound ports in top, install soundwell

3

Jul 18

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

4

Jul 19

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jul 20

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Aug 2

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

 

7

Aug 3

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

 

8

Aug 9

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

 

9

Aug 10

first coat of oil

 

10

Aug 14

second coat of oil

 

11

Aug 15

third coat of oil

 

12

Aug 16

fourth coat of oil

 

13

Aug 17

apply lemon oil, setup cone & biscuit bridge (& pickup, if any)

 

14

Aug 21

final fretwork, cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings

 
Original Wood Set