" Arrived yesterday evening and all I can say is "breathtaking". Thank you so much for this privilege to own one of your instruments. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

- Ken C.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Feb 13, 2016
Completed: Feb 26, 2016

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding

  • Black wood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Custom Signature Headplate

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

Feb 13

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Feb 13

glue in tail block

3

Feb 14

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

4

Feb 18

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 19

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Feb 20

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

7

Feb 20

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Feb 21

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Feb 21

first coat of oil

10

Feb 22

second coat of oil

11

Feb 23

third coat of oil

12

Feb 24

fourth coat of oil

13

Feb 25

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Feb 26

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

Original Wood Set