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Scheduled Start Date: Jul 08, 2017
Completed: Jul 18, 2017

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Walnut rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut 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

Jul 8

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jul 8

glue in tail block

3

Jul 10

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

4

Jul 11

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jul 11

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jul 11

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

7

Jul 11

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jul 12

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jul 12

first coat of oil

10

Jul 13

second coat of oil

11

Jul 14

third coat of oil

12

Jul 15

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 16

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jul 17

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

Original Wood Set