" I can't thank you enough for this amazing ukulele. It is a stunning beauty, and I've cried a few times just listening to Molly play it."

- Ben S.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Oct 24, 2012
Completed: Nov 15, 2012

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding with Abalone purfling on top and back

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & 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

Oct 24

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Oct 25

glue in tail block

3

Oct 29

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

4

Oct 30

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Oct 31

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Nov 1

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

7

Nov 4

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Nov 5

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Nov 6

first coat of oil

10

Nov 7

second coat of oil

11

Nov 12

third coat of oil

12

Nov 13

fourth coat of oil

13

Nov 14

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Nov 15

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

Original Wood Set