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Scheduled Start Date: Nov 17, 2011
Completed: Dec 15, 2011

  • Master Grade Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • 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: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

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Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

David Lindley

“Mercury Blues” on the Tenor Lap Steel Ukulele

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Nov 16

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Nov 21

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

3

Nov 22

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

4

Nov 23

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Nov 29

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Nov 30

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

7

Dec 1

shape neck, glue in back binding

8

Dec 7

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Dec 8

first coat of oil

10

Dec 9

second coat of oil

11

Dec 12

third coat of oil

12

Dec 13

fourth coat of oil

13

Dec 14

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

14

Dec 14

cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings