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Scheduled Start Date: Oct 17, 2017
Completed: Nov 03, 2017

  • Fiddleback Mahogany top, back & sides

  • Maple & Walnut Rope body binding

  • Rope rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Special Inlay 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: Sorry, this wood is not available at this time.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Sep 15

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 16

glue in tail block

3

Sep 17

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

4

Sep 20

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 20

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Oct 20

clean up body, rout dovetail, drill tuner holes, glue fretboard onto neck, rout binding channels & glue in top binding (if any)

7

Oct 23

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding (if any)

8

Oct 24

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Oct 25

first coat of oil

10

Oct 26

second coat of oil

11

Oct 30

third coat of oil

12

Oct 31

fourth coat of oil

13

Nov 1

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Nov 2

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

Original Wood Set