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Scheduled Start Date: Jul 23, 2017
Completed: Aug 01, 2017

  • Fiddleback Maple back & sides

  • Port Orford Cedar top

  • Ebony body binding

  • Black wood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Ebony & 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: Classic
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 23

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jul 23

glue in tail block

3

Jul 24

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

4

Jul 25

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jul 26

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jul 26

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

7

Jul 26

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jul 28

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jul 28

first coat of oil

10

Jul 28

second coat of oil

11

Jul 29

third coat of oil

12

Jul 30

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 31

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Aug 1

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

Original Wood Set