" Thanks so much, for being a pleasure to do business with, for creating a beautiful looking and sweet sounding object. Thanks for my email shot in the dark -> dream ukulele, and all the steps between then and now."

- Youssef K.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: May 15, 2017
Completed: May 29, 2017

  • Curly Myrtle 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

May 15

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 16

glue in tail block

3

May 18

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

4

May 20

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

May 20

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

May 21

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

7

May 21

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

May 23

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

May 23

first coat of oil

10

May 24

second coat of oil

11

May 26

third coat of oil

12

May 27

fourth coat of oil

13

May 28

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

May 29

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

Original Wood Set