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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 01, 2017
Completed: Aug 22, 2017

  • Curly Koa back & sides

  • Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top

  • Koa body binding

  • Koa rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • 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: Classic
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 20

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jul 24

glue in tail block

3

Jul 25

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

4

Jul 26

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jul 27

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

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

 

7

Aug 8

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, glue on bridge

14

Aug 21

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

Original Wood Set