Cascade Series

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Oct 25, 2017
Completed: Nov 30, 2017

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Maple body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Maple binding & Leaf Inlay markers

  • Port Orford Cedar neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • 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

Sep 18

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 19

glue in tail block

3

Sep 20

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

4

Sep 23

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 23

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Oct 26

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

7

Oct 30

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Nov 15

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Nov 20

first coat of oil

10

Nov 21

second coat of oil

11

Nov 22

third coat of oil

12

Nov 27

fourth coat of oil

13

Nov 28

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Nov 29

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

Original Wood Set