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Scheduled Start Date: Dec 09, 2010
Completed: Jan 06, 2011

  • Master Grade Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer. 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

 

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Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Shelley O’Brien

Shelley’s New CD, Vivarium, is out on 10/4!

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

bend sides, glue in neck block

 

2

glue in tail block

 

3

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

 

4

brace top, glue back onto sides

 

5

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

 

6

Jul 21

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

7

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

 

8

Jul 21

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jul 21

first coat of oil

10

Jul 21

second coat of oil

11

Jul 21

third coat of oil

12

Jul 21

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 21

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jul 21

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