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Scheduled Start Date: Mar 26, 2018
Completed: Mar 14, 2018

  • East Indian Rosewood back & sides

  • Sitka Spruce top

  • Maple & Walnut Rope body binding

  • Rope rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Custom 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: Sorry. This wood is no longer available.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jan 29

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jan 29

glue in tail block

3

Jan 29

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

4

Jan 31

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jan 31

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Feb 23

clean up body, rout dovetail, drill tuner holes, glue fretboard onto neck, rout binding channels & glue in top binding (if any)

7

Feb 27

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding (if any)

8

Feb 28

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Mar 2

first coat of oil

10

Mar 5

second coat of oil

11

Mar 6

third coat of oil

12

Mar 7

fourth coat of oil

13

Mar 8

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Mar 13

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

Original Wood Set