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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 01, 2011
Completed: Aug 15, 2011

  • Spalted Maple top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding with Abalone purfling on top

  • 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 and Aaron Keim. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Wood Grade: Master
Wood Availability: Sorry, this wood is no longer available.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Aug 1

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Aug 2

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

3

Aug 2

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

4

Aug 2

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Aug 2

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

May 1

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

7

Aug 3

shape neck, glue in back binding

8

Aug 3

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Aug 11

first coat of oil

10

Aug 12

second coat of oil

11

Aug 13

third coat of oil

12

Aug 14

fourth coat of oil

13

Aug 15

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

14

Aug 15

cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings