" You have nailed tone, attack and sustain with your box/top and strings. Intonation, frets, FB radius and setup are perfect. The wood is exotic yet native, with muted but engaging figure. The fingerboard extension height--somewhat raised higher off top compared to some other brands--makes huge improvement in strum playability along with cutaway."

- Warren A.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Oct 17, 2012
Completed: Nov 20, 2012

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding with Abalone purfling on top

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Solid Wood Headplate to Match Body

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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Oct 17

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Oct 18

glue in tail block

3

Oct 22

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

4

Oct 23

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Oct 24

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Oct 24

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

7

Oct 29

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Oct 31

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Nov 1

first coat of oil

10

Nov 10

second coat of oil

11

Nov 13

third coat of oil

12

Nov 14

fourth coat of oil

13

Nov 19

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Nov 20

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

Original Wood Set