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Scheduled Start Date: Dec 18, 2017
Completed: Jan 02, 2018

  • Master Grade Curly Mango top, back & sides

  • Maple body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone markers

  • Port Orford Cedar neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Solid Wood Headplate to Match Body

  • 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

Nov 6

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Nov 7

glue in tail block

3

Nov 8

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

4

Nov 9

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Nov 9

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Dec 9

clean up body, rout dovetail, drill tuner holes, glue fretboard onto neck, rout binding channels & glue in top binding (if any)

7

Dec 11

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding (if any)

8

Dec 12

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Dec 13

first coat of oil

10

Dec 14

second coat of oil

11

Dec 18

third coat of oil

12

Dec 19

fourth coat of oil

13

Dec 20

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jan 1

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

Original Wood Set