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Scheduled Start Date: Apr 09, 2018
Completed: Mar 22, 2018

  • Master Grade Frog's Hair Myrtle back & sides

  • Curly Port Orford Cedar top

  • Walnut body binding

  • Walnut rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Walnut & 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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jan 31

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jan 31

glue in tail block

3

Feb 1

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

4

Feb 6

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 6

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Mar 7

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

7

Mar 8

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Mar 13

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Mar 14

first coat of oil

10

Mar 15

second coat of oil

11

Mar 16

third coat of oil

12

Mar 19

fourth coat of oil

13

Mar 20

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Mar 21

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

Original Wood Set