" The process of the build is organic.  The ukulele is a blend of my preferences, their recommendations and wisdom, and nature  -- mother nature made the striking woods.  Add to those ingredients the mixture and talents of Aaron, Char, and Gordy -- what you receive inside a box full of foam peanuts is a Mya-Moe that exceeds what you expected.  If you want to have the best experience of your life, put down that deposit and then enjoy the ride!"

- Jeanette C.


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Scheduled Start Date: Dec 09, 2013
Completed: Jan 15, 2014

  • Quilted Cherry back & sides

  • Curly Port Orford Cedar top

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Bloodwood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Leopardwood & Cherry Signature Headplate

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


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Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Quilted Cherry/Port Orford Cedar

Tenor Classic

Build Schedule





Dec 3

bend sides, glue in neck block


Dec 5

glue in tail block


Dec 6

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


Dec 8

brace top, glue back onto sides


Dec 9

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck


Dec 10

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


Dec 30

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding


Dec 31

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body


Jan 5

first coat of oil


Jan 6

second coat of oil


Jan 7

third coat of oil


Jan 13

fourth coat of oil


Jan 14

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge


Jan 15

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

Original Wood Set