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Scheduled Start Date: Dec 19, 2017
Committed Completion: Feb 24, 2018
Projected Completion: Jan 25, 2018

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Ebony & Maple 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

 

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Nov 7

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Nov 8

glue in tail block, rout sound ports in top, install soundwell

3

Nov 9

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

4

Nov 11

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Nov 11

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jan 11

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

 

7

Jan 15

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

 

8

Jan 16

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

 

9

Jan 17

first coat of oil

 

10

Jan 18

second coat of oil

 

11

Jan 22

third coat of oil

 

12

Jan 23

fourth coat of oil

 

13

Jan 24

apply lemon oil, setup cone & biscuit bridge (& pickup, if any)

 

14

Jan 25

final fretwork, cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings

 
Original Wood Set