Secret Vault Series

 

 

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Your instrument is due to start Oct 04.
Scheduled Start Date: Oct 04, 2017
Committed Completion: Oct 12, 2017
Projected Completion: Sep 21, 2017

#23 of the Secret Vault Series

  • Milo back & sides

  • Straight-Grain Redwood top

  • Maple body binding with Abalone purfling on top

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone 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: Specialty
Wood Availability: Currently not in stock. Natural Wonders Series when available.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

bend sides, glue in neck block

 

2

glue in tail block

 

3

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

 

4

brace top, glue back onto sides

 

5

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

 

6

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

 

7

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

 

8

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

 

9

first coat of oil

 

10

second coat of oil

 

11

third coat of oil

 

12

fourth coat of oil

 

13

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

 

14

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

 
Original Wood Set