" It is beautiful and I'm very, very happy with it. It sounds great, plays very good and it looks stunning. So nice to see the instrument for real now and to enjoy all the little details. You guys are true builders. Thank you so much! All in all I can tell you that I'm very happy and content with the whole process of having an instrument build oversees by you guys. The contact with you has always been spot on and your approach is totally professional. Very good!"

- Tommie F.


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Scheduled Start Date: Apr 03, 2013
Completed: May 09, 2013

  • Curly Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Bloodwood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • 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: Classic
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood


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Build Schedule





Apr 3

bend sides, glue in neck block


Apr 8

glue in tail block


Apr 9

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


Apr 10

brace top, glue back onto sides


Apr 23

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck


Apr 24

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


Apr 25

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding


Apr 29

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body


Apr 29

first coat of oil


May 5

second coat of oil


May 6

third coat of oil


May 7

fourth coat of oil


May 8

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge


May 9

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

Original Wood Set