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Scheduled Start Date: Apr 21, 2011
Completed: May 19, 2011

  • Master Grade Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut 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. 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

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Apr 20

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Apr 21

glue in tail block

3

Apr 25

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

4

May 2

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

May 3

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

May 4

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

7

May 9

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

May 9

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

May 10

first coat of oil

10

May 11

second coat of oil

11

May 16

third coat of oil

12

May 17

fourth coat of oil

13

May 18

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

May 19

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