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Scheduled Start Date: Nov 21, 2017
Completed: Nov 15, 2017

  • Curly Koa back & sides

  • Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Bloodwood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Custom Signature Headplate

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer and Aaron Keim. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Wood Grade: Classic
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back


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Front


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Full Front


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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Oct 24

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Oct 24

glue in tail block

3

Oct 25

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

4

Oct 26

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Oct 30

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Nov 14

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

7

Nov 15

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Dec 7

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

 

9

Dec 11

first coat of oil

 

10

Dec 12

second coat of oil

 

11

Dec 13

third coat of oil

 

12

Dec 14

fourth coat of oil

 

13

Dec 18

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

 

14

Dec 19

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

 
Original Wood Set