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Scheduled Start Date: Jun 05, 2017
Completed: Jun 29, 2017

  • East Indian Rosewood back & sides

  • Sitka Spruce top

  • Koa body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Maple fretboard with Abalone markers

  • Port Orford Cedar neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Solid Wood Headplate to Match Body

  • Schatten Designs Biscuit Bridge pickup

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer and Aaron Keim. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Wood Grade: Classic
Wood Availability: Sorry. This wood is no longer available.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

May 30

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 31

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

3

Jun 1

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

4

Jun 5

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jun 6

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jun 7

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

7

Jun 8

shape neck, glue in back binding

8

Jun 12

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jun 13

first coat of oil

10

Jun 14

second coat of oil

11

Jun 15

third coat of oil

12

Jun 19

fourth coat of oil

13

Jun 20

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

14

Jun 21

cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings

Original Wood Set