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Scheduled Start Date: May 28, 2018
Completed: Apr 27, 2018

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle back & sides

  • Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top

  • Ebony body binding

  • Black wood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Ebony & Maple 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: 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

Mar 7

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Mar 7

glue in tail block

3

Mar 7

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

4

May 31

brace top, glue back onto sides

 

5

Mar 8

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Apr 16

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

7

Apr 18

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Apr 19

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 20

first coat of oil

10

Apr 20

second coat of oil

11

Apr 23

third coat of oil

12

Apr 25

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 25

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Apr 26

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

Original Wood Set