Cascade Series

 

" What girl doesn’t love chocolate?  Like a fine confection this ukulele is a mix of white and dark. The neck is smooth as silk and the sounds that come from her are sweet!  My senses come alive as my eyes take in the fine craftsmanship, my nose smells the fragrant wood and my fingers press down on the customized radius fret board as music fills my home!  "

- Sue M.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 19, 2016
Completed: Oct 23, 2016

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Maple body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Maple binding & Special Inlay markers

  • Port Orford Cedar 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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Sep 19

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 20

glue in tail block

3

Sep 21

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

4

Sep 23

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 23

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 24

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

7

Oct 17

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Oct 18

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Oct 18

first coat of oil

10

Oct 18

second coat of oil

11

Oct 19

third coat of oil

12

Oct 20

fourth coat of oil

13

Oct 22

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Oct 23

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

Original Wood Set