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Scheduled Start Date: Dec 19, 2017
Completed: Jan 03, 2018

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Ebony & Maple 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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Nov 7

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Nov 8

glue in tail block, rout sound ports in top, install soundwell

3

Nov 9

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

4

Nov 11

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Nov 11

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Dec 11

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

7

Dec 12

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Dec 13

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Dec 14

first coat of oil

10

Dec 18

second coat of oil

11

Dec 20

third coat of oil

12

Dec 20

fourth coat of oil

13

Jan 1

apply lemon oil, setup cone & biscuit bridge (& pickup, if any)

14

Jan 2

final fretwork, cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings

Original Wood Set