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Scheduled Start Date: Nov 01, 2011
Completed: Nov 30, 2011

  • Figured Mahogany top, back & sides

  • Maple & Walnut Rope body binding

  • Rope rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

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

Nov 1

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Nov 1

glue in tail block

3

Nov 2

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

4

Nov 3

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Nov 8

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Nov 9

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

7

Nov 15

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Nov 16

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Nov 17

first coat of oil

10

Nov 21

second coat of oil

11

Nov 22

third coat of oil

12

Nov 23

fourth coat of oil

13

Nov 27

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Nov 30

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