" The uke you made for me is just stunning. I have played a lot of ukuleles in the last few years, but I still believe that you make the best banjo ukes. The workmanship is faultless, the neck profile is perfect, the fretboard looks so great with no dots and the head plate is simply beautiful. I am genuinely staggered. You have actually greatly surpassed even my highest expectations."

- Ken M.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 18, 2013
Completed: Sep 04, 2013

  • Cascade Series Wood Walnut rim & neck with a hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Nickel Plated hardware

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Custom Signature Headplate

  • No inlays

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer and Aaron Keim. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

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Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Ken Middleton

Walnut Tenor Beansprout

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Aug 13

glue on headplate and heel cap

2

Aug 14

trim headplate and drill tuner holes

3

Aug 14

drill hardware holes in rim

4

Aug 14

sand rim

5

Aug 14

install frets

6

Aug 19

glue fretboard onto neck

7

Aug 27

shape neck

8

Aug 29

shape & glue in dowel stick

 

9

Aug 28

first coat of finish

10

Aug 29

second coat of finish

11

Sep 2

third coat of finish

12

Sep 3

fourth coat of finish

13

Sep 9

assemble pot, install tuners, bridge and nut

 

14

Sep 4

put on strings, (put in pickup, if any)

Original Wood Set