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Scheduled Start Date: Oct 19, 2011
Completed: Nov 21, 2011

  • Quilted Cherry top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • Schatten Designs Biscuit Bridge pickup

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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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Aug 23

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Aug 24

glue in tail block, rout sound ports in top, install soundwell

3

Aug 24

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

4

Aug 24

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Aug 24

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Aug 24

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

7

Aug 24

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Dec 30

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Dec 30

first coat of oil

10

Aug 24

second coat of oil

11

Aug 23

third coat of oil

12

Aug 24

fourth coat of oil

13

apply lemon oil, setup cone & biscuit bridge (& pickup, if any)

 

14

Aug 24

final fretwork, cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings