" The sweetness of the tone with the spruce top yet with a projection I didn't expect from the soprano body.  All I can say is wow!  Thank you so much for such fine instrument, I will play it with great joy."

- Daniel O.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Jan 06, 2015
Completed: Jan 27, 2015

  • East Indian Rosewood back & sides

  • Engelmann Spruce top

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Bloodwood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Special Inlay markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

Hand-crafted in the USA by Gordon & Char Mayer and Aaron Keim. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Wood Grade: Classic
Wood Availability: Sorry. This wood is no longer available.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

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Front

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Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

East Indian Rosewood/Engelmann Spruce

Super Soprano Classic

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Dec 31

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jan 5

glue in tail block

3

Jan 6

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 12

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

7

Jan 13

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jan 14

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jan 15

first coat of oil

10

Jan 20

second coat of oil

11

Jan 21

third coat of oil

12

Jan 22

fourth coat of oil

13

Jan 23

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jan 26

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

Original Wood Set