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Scheduled Start Date: Mar 08, 2009
Completed: Apr 17, 2009

This is the first lap steel we've made from sapele, and based on the tone of this instrument, we'll be building several more. Great warmth, yet excellent sustain and note attack. The wavy sapele is a subtlely beautiful wood.

  • Figured Mahogany top, back & sides

  • Maple body binding

  • Water-based gloss lacquer finish

  • Ebony fretboard with Pearl markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • K&K 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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Aaron Keim & Scott McCormick

Aaron Keim and Scott McCormick playing “Take Me Back to Tulsa”

Build Schedule

Build schedule not available.