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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 04, 2017
Completed: Sep 18, 2017

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut 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: 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

Sep 4

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 5

glue in tail block

3

Sep 5

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

4

Sep 6

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 6

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 6

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

7

Sep 6

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Sep 14

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Sep 14

first coat of oil

10

Sep 14

second coat of oil

11

Sep 15

third coat of oil

12

Sep 16

fourth coat of oil

13

Sep 17

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Sep 18

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

Original Wood Set