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Scheduled Start Date: Jul 12, 2017
Completed: Jul 21, 2017

  • Master Grade Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Maple & Walnut Rope body binding

  • Rope rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Walnut & Maple 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 12

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jul 12

glue in tail block

3

Jul 13

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

4

Jul 14

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jul 14

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jul 14

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

7

Jul 14

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jul 16

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jul 16

first coat of oil

10

Jul 17

second coat of oil

11

Jul 18

third coat of oil

12

Jul 19

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 20

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jul 21

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

Original Wood Set