" My new baby arrived a week ago, and of course, I am in love with it! I love everything about this one, the color and grain of the wood, the feel of the neck, action that is smooth as glass, and most of all the sound. The strings truly sing,  the timbre is so bright and rich, and the sustain is the best of any of my ukuleles. Thank you for crafting such a thing of beauty for the eyes and ears."

- Cathy F.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 16, 2016
Completed: Sep 07, 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

 

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Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Aug 16

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Aug 22

glue in tail block

3

Aug 26

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

4

Aug 29

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Aug 29

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Aug 30

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

7

Aug 30

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Aug 31

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Aug 31

first coat of oil

10

Sep 1

second coat of oil

11

Sep 2

third coat of oil

12

Sep 4

fourth coat of oil

13

Sep 5

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Sep 6

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

Original Wood Set