" Aloha Char, Gordon, Aaron and Larry,  It's here and is even more beautiful than I imagined!  The tone is terrific and I know will only get better with age. Mahalo Nui Loa for the finest and most beautiful Ukulele in the Ohana of Duff. More later but, hey, I got a new Uke to play,"

- Jim D.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Jun 09, 2015
Completed: Jun 25, 2015

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Special Inlay markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Solid Wood Headplate to Match Body

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

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jun 7

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jun 8

glue in tail block

3

Jun 9

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

4

Jun 11

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jun 12

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jun 15

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

7

Jun 16

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jun 17

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jun 18

first coat of oil

10

Jun 19

second coat of oil

11

Jun 22

third coat of oil

12

Jun 23

fourth coat of oil

13

Jun 24

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jun 25

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

Original Wood Set