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Scheduled Start Date: Jul 20, 2017
Completed: Jul 28, 2017

  • Pau Rosa back & sides

  • Curly Port Orford Cedar top

  • Bloodwood body binding with Abalone purfling on top

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood 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: Master
Wood Availability: Limited number of sets available.

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

glue in tail block

 

3

Jul 21

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

4

Jul 22

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jul 22

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jul 22

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

7

Jul 22

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jul 23

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jul 23

first coat of oil

10

Jul 24

second coat of oil

11

Jul 25

third coat of oil

12

Jul 26

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 27

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jul 28

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

Original Wood Set