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Scheduled Start Date: Nov 23, 2011
Completed: Dec 21, 2011

  • Master Grade Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut 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: 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

Nov 23

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Nov 23

glue in tail block

3

Nov 30

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

4

Dec 1

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Dec 7

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Dec 8

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

7

Dec 9

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Dec 12

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Dec 13

first coat of oil

10

Dec 13

second coat of oil

11

Dec 14

third coat of oil

12

Dec 19

fourth coat of oil

13

Dec 20

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Dec 21

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