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Scheduled Start Date: Feb 02, 2011
Completed: Feb 27, 2011

  • Walnut top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Ebony fretboard with Pearl markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • Schatten Designs Biscuit Bridge pickup

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Wood Grade: Classic
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 2

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Feb 8

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

3

Feb 8

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

4

Feb 9

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 10

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Feb 13

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

7

Feb 15

shape neck, glue in back binding

8

Feb 16

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Feb 17

first coat of oil

10

Feb 22

second coat of oil

11

Feb 23

third coat of oil

12

Feb 24

fourth coat of oil

13

Feb 25

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

14

Feb 27

cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings

Original Wood Set