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Scheduled Start Date: Apr 10, 2018
Completed: Mar 22, 2018

  • Master Grade Koa back & sides

  • Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler 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: Specialty
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Feb 1

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Feb 1

glue in tail block

3

Feb 2

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 8

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 14

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Mar 15

first coat of oil

10

Mar 16

second coat of oil

11

Mar 19

third coat of oil

12

Mar 20

fourth coat of oil

13

Mar 21

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Mar 22

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

Original Wood Set