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Scheduled Start Date: Feb 07, 2011
Completed: Feb 25, 2011

  • Master Grade Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • MiSi, LR Baggs undersaddle pickup & volume control

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

 

Wood Grade: Master
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

Victoria Vox

Victoria Vox in week 15 of her 52-week project covers "Blackbird"

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Feb 7

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Feb 8

glue in tail block

3

Feb 9

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

4

Feb 10

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 13

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Feb 15

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

7

Feb 16

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Feb 17

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Feb 17

first coat of oil

10

Feb 18

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