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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 31, 2017
Completed: Sep 21, 2017

  • Quilted Maple back & sides

  • Curly Port Orford Cedar top

  • Bloodwood body binding with Abalone purfling on top and back

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Special Inlay markers

  • Port Orford Cedar 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: 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

Aug 24

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Aug 28

glue in tail block

3

Aug 29

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

4

Aug 31

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 1

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 4

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

7

Sep 5

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Sep 6

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Sep 11

first coat of oil

10

Sep 12

second coat of oil

11

Sep 13

third coat of oil

12

Sep 18

fourth coat of oil

13

Sep 19

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Sep 20

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

Original Wood Set