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Scheduled Start Date: Jul 22, 2017
Completed: Jul 30, 2017

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding

  • Black wood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Custom 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

Jul 22

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jul 22

glue in tail block

3

Jul 22

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

4

Jul 23

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jul 23

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jul 23

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

7

Jul 24

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jul 25

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jul 26

first coat of oil

10

Jul 26

second coat of oil

11

Jul 27

third coat of oil

12

Jul 28

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 29

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jul 30

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

Original Wood Set