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Scheduled Start Date: May 31, 2017
Completed: Jun 11, 2017

  • Fiddleback Mahogany 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

  • 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

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Char

Char gives her configuration insights

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

May 31

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 31

glue in tail block

3

Jun 1

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

4

Jun 3

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jun 3

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jun 4

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

7

Jun 4

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jun 5

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jun 6

first coat of oil

10

Jun 7

second coat of oil

11

Jun 8

third coat of oil

12

Jun 9

fourth coat of oil

13

Jun 10

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jun 11

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

Original Wood Set