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Scheduled Start Date: Feb 22, 2011
Completed: Mar 22, 2011

  • Figured Mahogany top, back & sides

  • Maple & Walnut Rope body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Ebony fretboard with Pearl 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

Feb 22

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Feb 23

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

3

Feb 24

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

4

Feb 25

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 28

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Mar 1

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

7

Mar 8

shape neck, glue in back binding

8

Mar 9

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Mar 11

first coat of oil

10

Mar 11

second coat of oil

11

Mar 14

third coat of oil

12

Mar 15

fourth coat of oil

13

Mar 16

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

14

Mar 22

cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings