" The photographs, as good as they were, never fully captured the nuances of luster and grain (mine looks like Van Gogh's brush strokes on the back!). The completed work videos, as good as they were, didn't fully capture the resonant tone of the instruments. And the feel of them! They're so alive in the hands!"

- Barb D.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: May 13, 2013
Completed: Jun 14, 2013

  • Master Grade Curly Mango top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Cherry Signature Headplate

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

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Master Grade Curly Mango

Tenor Classic

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

May 13

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 14

glue in tail block

3

May 22

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

4

May 23

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

May 26

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

May 27

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

7

May 28

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

May 29

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jun 3

first coat of oil

10

Jun 4

second coat of oil

11

Jun 5

third coat of oil

12

Jun 12

fourth coat of oil

13

Jun 13

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jun 14

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

Original Wood Set