" It is gorgeous.  The chocolate heart myrtle is really dynamic and the finish is really smooth.  I love the choices that were made about placement of the chocolate parts, especially on the sides.  The detail of the binding/purfling and rosette compliment the wood and don't overwhelm or distract from the wood.  Really lovely work."

- Jenny H.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Jun 18, 2015
Completed: Jul 06, 2015

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut 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: Master
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

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Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jun 15

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jun 16

glue in tail block

3

Jun 17

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

4

Jun 18

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jun 19

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jun 22

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

7

Jun 23

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jun 24

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jun 25

first coat of oil

10

Jun 29

second coat of oil

11

Jun 30

third coat of oil

12

Jul 1

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 2

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jul 6

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

Original Wood Set