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Scheduled Start Date: Apr 01, 2011
Completed: May 03, 2011

  • Master Grade Frog's Hair Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • 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

  • 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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Apr 1

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Apr 1

glue in tail block

3

Apr 2

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

4

Apr 3

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Apr 4

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Apr 5

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

7

Apr 5

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Apr 6

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 19

first coat of oil

10

Apr 20

second coat of oil

11

Apr 21

third coat of oil

12

Apr 25

fourth coat of oil

13

May 2

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

May 3

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