" I picked up my new ukulele this afternoon and I'm am so impressed with the quality, sound, lightness and looks - its a beautiful instrument and all I want to do is play it until the wee hours of the night.  Words escape me to describe how wonderful it is.  Thank you, all of you, for each part you played in creating it."

- Jim K.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 18, 2015
Completed: Aug 27, 2015

  • East Indian Rosewood back & sides

  • Straight-Grain Redwood top

  • Maple body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Ebony & 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: Classic
Wood Availability: Sorry. This wood is no longer available.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jul 27

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jul 28

glue in tail block

3

Jul 29

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

4

Aug 11

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Aug 12

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Aug 13

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

7

Aug 14

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Aug 17

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Aug 18

first coat of oil

10

Aug 19

second coat of oil

11

Aug 20

third coat of oil

12

Aug 24

fourth coat of oil

13

Aug 25

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Aug 26

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

Original Wood Set