Secret Vault Series

 

" I can't believe how beautiful it is. Beyond words. Thank you again for everything. And thank you so much for such a beautiful instrument. You guys are truly artists. I love it. Beyond words. Thank you so much."

- Andrew S.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Jun 03, 2017
Completed: Jun 13, 2017

#20 of the Secret Vault Series

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart 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

  • 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: 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

Jun 3

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jun 3

glue in tail block

3

Jun 4

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

4

Jun 6

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jun 6

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jun 7

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

7

Jun 7

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jun 9

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jun 9

first coat of oil

10

Jun 9

second coat of oil

11

Jun 10

third coat of oil

12

Jun 11

fourth coat of oil

13

Jun 12

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jun 13

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

Original Wood Set