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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 05, 2011
Completed: Sep 24, 2011

  • Striped Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • 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

  • 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

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Sara Bareilles

Sara sings her unreleased “Beautiful Girl”

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Sep 5

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 6

glue in tail block

3

Sep 7

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

4

Sep 7

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 8

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 13

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

7

Sep 15

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Sep 16

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Sep 17

first coat of oil

10

Sep 20

second coat of oil

11

Sep 21

third coat of oil

12

Sep 22

fourth coat of oil

13

Sep 23

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Sep 24

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