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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 17, 2011
Completed: Sep 06, 2011

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

  • Brass hardware

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • Pearl 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 and Aaron Keim. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

glue on headplate and heel cap

 

2

trim headplate and drill tuner holes

 

3

drill hardware holes in rim

 

4

sand rim

 

5

install frets

 

6

glue fretboard onto neck

 

7

shape neck

 

8

shape & glue in dowel stick

 

9

first coat of finish

 

10

second coat of finish

 

11

third coat of finish

 

12

fourth coat of finish

 

13

assemble pot, install tuners, bridge and nut

 

14

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