Cascade Series

 

" I feel fortunate to have my dream music-maker emerging at such a memorable time. I feel fortunate for so many things, and meeting y'all is right up there with the best! I'll be with you all the way on this project, outwardly via UkeTracker and email, off-line through beams of Love sent to you through my Imagination. Go 941!"

- Jim F.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Jan 02, 2013
Completed: Jan 23, 2013

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

  • Walnut body binding

  • Walnut rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Walnut binding & No markers

  • Port Orford Cedar neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Walnut & 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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jan 2

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jan 3

glue in tail block

3

Jan 4

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

4

Jan 7

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jan 8

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jan 9

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

7

Jan 10

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jan 13

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jan 14

first coat of oil

10

Jan 15

second coat of oil

11

Jan 16

third coat of oil

12

Jan 21

fourth coat of oil

13

Jan 22

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jan 23

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

Original Wood Set