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Scheduled Start Date: May 24, 2017
Completed: Sep 26, 2017

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding

  • Black wood rosette

  • High gloss finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone 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

May 18

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 22

glue in tail block

3

May 23

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

4

May 24

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

May 25

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

May 29

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

7

May 30

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

prep for finish, tape off for spraying

 

9

fill pores

 

10

gloss topcoat

 

11

buff finish

 

12

Aug 16

glue neck/fretboard onto body

13

Aug 22

glue on bridge

14

Sep 25

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

Original Wood Set