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Scheduled Start Date: Jun 14, 2017
Completed: Jul 06, 2017

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with black buttons

  • Ebony & Maple 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

Jun 7

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jun 8

glue in tail block

3

Jun 12

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

4

Jun 13

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jun 14

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jun 15

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

7

Jun 19

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jun 20

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jun 21

first coat of oil

10

Jun 27

second coat of oil

11

Jun 28

third coat of oil

12

Jun 29

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 3

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jul 5

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

Original Wood Set