Secret Vault Series


" I got the ukulele today. It is beautiful, and HOLY RESONANCE, BATMAN! I got this tuned up and playing and it blew my mind. I already loved the Mya-Moes that I have played, but I just can't believe the sound that comes out of this tiny little package. So much sustain! So much resonance! So much wonderful tone! It sounds like I am playing a ukulele that was hand crafted by angels and delivered from the heavens. I LOVE it! Thanks again so much! You guys rock the ukulele universe!"

- Nate N.


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Scheduled Start Date: Oct 18, 2016
Completed: Oct 31, 2016

#17 of the Secret Vault Series

  • Master Grade Blue Pond 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

  • Custom 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: Specialty
Wood Availability: Sorry, this wood is no longer available.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood


Gallery Photos (completed instrument)



Full Front

Build Schedule





Oct 18

bend sides, glue in neck block


Oct 19

glue in tail block


Oct 20

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


Oct 22

brace top, glue back onto sides


Oct 22

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck


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



Oct 23

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding


Oct 24

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body


Oct 24

first coat of oil


Oct 26

second coat of oil


Oct 27

third coat of oil


Oct 28

fourth coat of oil


Oct 29

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge


Oct 31

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

Original Wood Set