" Your most excellent ukulele arrived safe and sound!  Amazing would be too pale a description for this ukulele, very rarely do you get to have your cake and eat it to ! Beauty with a bold sound, yet has that undertone woody quality along with a strong ring tone."

- Brian O.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Dec 14, 2016
Completed: Dec 30, 2016

One of our top 5 favorite instruments we’ve made. And we have no more of this wood.

  • Fiddleback Mahogany top, back & sides

  • Maple body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone 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: Sorry, this wood is not available at this time.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Dec 14

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Dec 15

glue in tail block

3

Dec 16

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

4

Dec 22

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Dec 22

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Dec 23

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

7

Dec 23

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Dec 24

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Dec 24

first coat of oil

10

Dec 26

second coat of oil

11

Dec 27

third coat of oil

12

Dec 28

fourth coat of oil

13

Dec 29

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Dec 30

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

Original Wood Set