Cascade Series

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Jun 21, 2017
Completed: Jul 11, 2017

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Walnut binding & Abalone markers

  • Port Orford Cedar neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Custom Signature Headplate

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

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jun 13

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jun 14

glue in tail block

3

Jun 15

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

4

Jun 19

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jun 20

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jun 21

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

7

Jun 27

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jun 28

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jun 29

first coat of oil

10

Jul 3

second coat of oil

11

Jul 5

third coat of oil

12

Jul 7

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 10

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jul 11

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

Original Wood Set