Cascade Series

 

" Gordon et al, my walnut and maple banjo #986 has exceeded all of my expectations. Thank you so much for working with me on the slotted headstock and the brass armrest. I will treasure this gem forever! Much, much gratitude!!"

- Jeff S.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Feb 13, 2013
Completed: Mar 07, 2013

  • Cascade Series Wood Walnut rim & neck with a hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Brass hardware

  • Radiused Maple fretboard

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Walnut & Maple Signature Headplate

  • Abalone inlays

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

 

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

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Workshop Waltz #3

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Feb 13

glue on headplate and heel cap

2

Feb 14

trim headplate and drill tuner holes

3

Feb 17

drill hardware holes in rim

4

Feb 17

sand rim

5

Feb 19

install frets

6

Feb 20

glue fretboard onto neck

7

Feb 25

shape neck

8

Feb 26

shape & glue in dowel stick

9

Feb 27

first coat of finish

10

Feb 28

second coat of finish

11

Mar 4

third coat of finish

12

Mar 5

fourth coat of finish

13

Mar 6

assemble pot, install tuners, bridge and nut

14

Mar 7

put on strings, (put in pickup, if any)

Original Wood Set