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Scheduled Start Date: May 24, 2018
Completed: Apr 26, 2018

  • Master Grade Koa top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • 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: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front


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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Mar 2

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Mar 2

glue in tail block

3

Mar 2

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

4

Mar 6

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Mar 6

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Apr 13

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

7

Apr 16

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Apr 18

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 18

first coat of oil

10

Apr 19

second coat of oil

11

Apr 20

third coat of oil

12

Apr 23

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 23

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Apr 25

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

Original Wood Set