" Wow! I just LOVE my new Ukulele. It looks and sounds like a work of art! I tried it plugged in too and the K&K works delightfully well. I'm pretty blown away by it's awesome-ness y'all. I spent most of last night playing it and of course a new song is already brewing! I love being a part of your expanding alt-uke family. :-) To be continued! Much love, gratitude, and music!"

- Ellis

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 30, 2013
Completed: Oct 29, 2013

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa 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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Ellis

“Happy”

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Sep 30

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 30

glue in tail block

3

Oct 1

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

4

Oct 7

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Oct 8

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Oct 9

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

7

Oct 14

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Oct 15

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Oct 16

first coat of oil

10

Oct 22

second coat of oil

11

Oct 23

third coat of oil

12

Oct 27

fourth coat of oil

13

Oct 28

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Oct 29

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

Original Wood Set