" What a great instrument...really elegant lines with that bloodwood inlay. -and the action is tight and buttery at the same time- totally balanced and powerful, but sweet too. Probably happens all the time with you guys, but it’s a real gem."

- Daniel W.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Dec 16, 2013
Completed: Jan 21, 2014

  • East Indian Rosewood back & sides

  • Sitka Spruce top

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Bloodwood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & No markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Custom 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: Sorry. This wood is no longer available.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Dec 8

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Dec 9

glue in tail block

3

Dec 10

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

4

Dec 30

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Dec 31

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jan 5

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

7

Jan 6

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jan 7

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jan 13

first coat of oil

10

Jan 14

second coat of oil

11

Jan 15

third coat of oil

12

Jan 19

fourth coat of oil

13

Jan 20

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jan 21

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

Original Wood Set