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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 18, 2017
Completed: Oct 06, 2017

  • Figured Sycamore top, back & sides

  • 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

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

Sep 4

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 5

glue in tail block

3

Sep 6

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

4

Sep 7

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 7

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 13

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

7

Sep 18

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Sep 19

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Sep 20

first coat of oil

10

Sep 21

second coat of oil

11

Sep 25

third coat of oil

12

Sep 26

fourth coat of oil

13

Oct 4

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Oct 5

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

Original Wood Set