" Thank you again for the work you did building my uke. He is wonderful. Loud spoken, soft spoken, crisp, languid tones, he speaks as I ask him to speak."

- Jim C.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 18, 2012
Completed: Oct 29, 2012

  • East Indian Rosewood back & sides

  • Port Orford Cedar top

  • Ebony body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • MiSi with LR Baggs undersaddle pickup

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

 

Wood Grade: Classic
Wood Availability: Sorry. This wood is no longer available.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Sep 18

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 19

glue in tail block

3

Sep 21

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

4

Sep 24

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 26

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Oct 9

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

7

Oct 11

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Oct 16

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Oct 17

first coat of oil

10

Oct 18

second coat of oil

11

Oct 22

third coat of oil

12

Oct 23

fourth coat of oil

13

Oct 24

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Oct 29

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

Original Wood Set