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Scheduled Start Date: Dec 26, 2010
Completed: Jan 21, 2011

  • Curly Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • Schatten Designs Biscuit Bridge pickup

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

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Dec 24

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

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

 

3

Dec 30

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

4

Dec 31

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jan 3

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jan 4

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

7

Jan 5

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jan 6

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jan 10

first coat of oil

10

Jan 11

second coat of oil

11

Jan 18

third coat of oil

12

Jan 19

fourth coat of oil

13

Jan 20

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

14

Jan 21

final fretwork, cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings