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Scheduled Start Date: Oct 28, 2011
Completed: Nov 19, 2011

  • Cascade Series Wood Maple rim & neck stained Amber with a hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Brass hardware

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • Turquoise inlays

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

Note: we no longer stain the banjo wood (but we offer several different natural wood choices)

 

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Oct 28

glue on headplate and heel cap

2

Oct 28

trim headplate and drill tuner holes

3

Oct 29

drill hardware holes in rim

4

Oct 28

sand rim

5

Oct 29

install frets

6

Oct 31

glue fretboard onto neck

7

Oct 31

shape neck

8

shape & glue in dowel stick

 

9

Nov 1

first coat of finish

10

Nov 1

second coat of finish

11

Nov 2

third coat of finish

12

Nov 8

fourth coat of finish

13

assemble pot, install tuners, bridge and nut

 

14

Nov 10

put on strings, (put in pickup, if any)