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Scheduled Start Date: Oct 19, 2011
Completed: Nov 21, 2011

  • Quilted Cherry top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone 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: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

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Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Oct 19

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Oct 20

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

3

Oct 31

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

4

Nov 1

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Nov 2

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Nov 3

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

7

Nov 8

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Nov 9

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Nov 14

first coat of oil

10

Nov 15

second coat of oil

11

Nov 16

third coat of oil

12

Nov 17

fourth coat of oil

13

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

 

14

Nov 21

final fretwork, cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings