" Leilani, (#402), my koa uke, she has the voice of an angel. The joy of making music and passing that joy on down the line; priceless and incomparable."

- George B.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Feb 01, 2011
Completed: Feb 25, 2011

  • Common Koa top, back & sides

  • Rope rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Pearl markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

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

 

Wood Grade: Tradition
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Feb 1

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Feb 2

glue in tail block

3

Feb 7

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

4

Feb 8

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 8

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Feb 9

clean up body, rout dovetail, drill tuner holes, glue fretboard onto neck

7

Feb 13

shape neck, dress fret ends

8

Feb 15

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Feb 16

first coat of oil

10

Feb 17

second coat of oil

11

Feb 22

third coat of oil

12

Feb 23

fourth coat of oil

13

Feb 24

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Feb 25

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

Original Wood Set