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Scheduled Start Date: Mar 24, 2011
Completed: Apr 25, 2011

  • Red Maple back & sides

  • Red Cedar top

  • Ebony body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with black buttons

  • Ebony & Maple Signature Headplate

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

Black strap button

 

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

 

Wood Grade: Master
Wood Availability: Sorry, this wood is currently not available.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Dave Matthews

Red Maple/Red Cedar Tenor Cutaway Classic

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Mar 24

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Mar 26

glue in tail block

3

Mar 29

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

4

Mar 30

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Apr 1

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Apr 2

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

7

Apr 4

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Apr 5

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 6

first coat of oil

10

Apr 19

second coat of oil

11

Apr 19

third coat of oil

12

Apr 20

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 21

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Apr 25

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

Original Wood Set