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Scheduled Start Date: May 10, 2011
Completed: Jun 02, 2011

  • Figured Mahogany top, back & sides

  • Maple & Walnut Rope 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 and Aaron Keim. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Wood Grade: Classic
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

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Laura Marling/Pete Roe

There’s just one tiny clip of Pete with his Baritone 6-string, but this song rocks!

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

May 10

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 17

glue in tail block

3

May 18

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

4

May 16

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

May 18

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

May 19

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

7

May 22

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

May 23

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

May 24

first coat of oil

10

May 25

second coat of oil

11

May 30

third coat of oil

12

May 31

fourth coat of oil

13

Jun 1

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jun 2

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

Original Wood Set