" I am also impressed by the super light construction. The top and back are beautiful. I have never heard a spruce top like that. Very cool. So nice to have such a high-quality baritone in my life. "

- Guido H.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Jan 16, 2014
Completed: Feb 05, 2014

  • East Indian Rosewood back & sides

  • Engelmann Spruce top

  • Walnut body binding

  • Walnut rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Leopardwood & Cherry 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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Guido Heistek

Guido demos his East Indian Rosewood/Engelmann Spruce Baritone

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jan 9

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jan 13

glue in tail block

3

Jan 14

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

4

Jan 15

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jan 16

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jan 21

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

7

Jan 22

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jan 23

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jan 27

first coat of oil

10

Jan 28

second coat of oil

11

Jan 30

third coat of oil

12

Jan 31

fourth coat of oil

13

Feb 3

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Feb 4

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

Original Wood Set