Cascade Series

 

" Good morning. My beautiful Beansprout banjo arrived late yesterday.  It's more lovely than the pictures.  And the sound!   So crisp and clear. "

- Stephanie S.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Oct 27, 2016
Completed: Nov 16, 2016

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

  • Brass hardware

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Walnut binding

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Walnut & Maple Signature Headplate

  • Abalone 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

Oct 24

glue on headplate and heel cap

2

Oct 25

trim headplate and drill tuner holes

3

Oct 26

drill hardware holes in rim

4

Oct 27

sand rim

5

Oct 31

install frets

6

Nov 1

glue fretboard onto neck

7

Nov 2

shape neck

8

Nov 3

shape & glue in dowel stick

9

Nov 7

first coat of finish

10

Nov 8

second coat of finish

11

Nov 9

third coat of finish

12

Nov 10

fourth coat of finish

13

Nov 14

assemble pot, install tuners, bridge and nut

14

Nov 15

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

Original Wood Set