Cascade Series

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Apr 23, 2018
Completed: Apr 10, 2018

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Maple body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Maple fretboard with Special Inlay markers

  • Port Orford Cedar neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Solid Wood Headplate to Match Body

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

Feb 2

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Feb 2

glue in tail block, rout sound ports in top, install soundwell

3

Feb 2

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

4

Feb 3

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 3

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Mar 21

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

7

Mar 20

shape neck, glue in back binding

8

Mar 21

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Mar 22

first coat of oil

10

Apr 2

second coat of oil

11

Apr 4

third coat of oil

12

Apr 5

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 6

apply lemon oil, setup cone & biscuit bridge (& pickup, if any)

14

Apr 9

cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings

Original Wood Set