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Scheduled Start Date: Nov 21, 2011
Completed: Jan 04, 2012

  • Striped Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Ebony & 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

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Nov 21

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Nov 21

glue in tail block

3

Nov 22

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

4

Nov 29

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Nov 30

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Dec 1

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

7

Dec 7

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Dec 8

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Dec 9

first coat of oil

10

Dec 12

second coat of oil

11

Dec 13

third coat of oil

12

Dec 14

fourth coat of oil

13

Dec 15

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jan 4

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