" It really is even more beautiful than I imagined both in appearance and tone production. It very easy to play and the intonation is excellent."

- Bill B.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 16, 2016
Completed: Aug 30, 2016

  • Cascade Series Wood Walnut rim & neck with a hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Brass hardware

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Leopardwood & Cherry Signature Headplate

  • No inlays

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer and Aaron Keim. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Aug 8

glue on headplate and heel cap

2

Aug 9

trim headplate and drill tuner holes

3

Aug 11

drill hardware holes in rim

4

Aug 11

sand rim

5

Aug 15

install frets

6

Aug 16

glue fretboard onto neck

7

Aug 17

shape neck

8

Aug 18

shape & glue in dowel stick

9

Aug 19

first coat of finish

10

Aug 22

second coat of finish

11

Aug 24

third coat of finish

12

Aug 25

fourth coat of finish

13

Aug 29

assemble pot, install tuners, bridge and nut

14

Aug 30

put on strings, (put in pickup, if any)

Original Wood Set