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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 18, 2011
Completed: Sep 08, 2011

  • Figured Mahogany top, back & sides

  • Maple body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer and Aaron Keim. 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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Glen Hansard

Performing his original, “Come Away to the Water”

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Aug 23

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 1

glue in tail block

3

May 1

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

4

Aug 23

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Aug 23

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Aug 23

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

7

Aug 23

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jan 30

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jan 30

first coat of oil

10

Aug 24

second coat of oil

11

Aug 24

third coat of oil

12

Aug 23

fourth coat of oil

13

Aug 23

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Aug 24

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