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Scheduled Start Date: Jan 24, 2018
Completed: Jan 26, 2018

  • Cocobolo top, back & sides

  • Maple body binding with Abalone purfling on top

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Custom Signature Headplate

  • Schatten Designs Biscuit Bridge 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 27

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Nov 27

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

3

Nov 28

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

4

Dec 2

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Dec 2

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jan 8

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

7

Jan 9

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jan 10

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jan 12

first coat of oil

10

Jan 15

second coat of oil

11

Jan 16

third coat of oil

12

Jan 17

fourth coat of oil

13

Jan 19

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

14

Jan 22

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

Original Wood Set