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Scheduled Start Date: Nov 23, 2011
Completed: Dec 21, 2011

  • Master Grade Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • 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: 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 24

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Aug 23

glue in tail block

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

Jan 30

second coat of oil

11

Jan 30

third coat of oil

12

Jan 30

fourth coat of oil

13

Jan 30

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Dec 30

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