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Scheduled Start Date: Jul 19, 2017
Completed: Jul 27, 2017

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut binding & Special Inlay 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: 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 19

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jul 20

glue in tail block

3

Jul 20

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

4

Jul 20

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

 

6

Jul 21

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

7

Jul 22

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jul 22

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jul 22

first coat of oil

10

Jul 23

second coat of oil

11

Jul 24

third coat of oil

12

Jul 25

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 26

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jul 27

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

Original Wood Set