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Scheduled Start Date: Jan 25, 2012
Completed: Feb 25, 2012

  • Master Grade Frog's Hair Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • 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

Jan 25

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jan 30

glue in tail block

3

Jan 31

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

4

Feb 1

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 2

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Feb 5

clean up body, rout dovetail, drill tuner holes, glue fretboard onto neck

7

Feb 6

shape neck, dress fret ends

8

Feb 7

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Feb 7

first coat of oil

10

Feb 9

second coat of oil

11

Feb 10

third coat of oil

12

fourth coat of oil

 

13

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

 

14

Feb 25

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

Original Wood Set