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Scheduled Start Date: Jan 18, 2011
Completed: Feb 09, 2011

  • Striped Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa 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. 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

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Kym Warner (The Greencards)

“Columbia Gorge Waltz” (on #453, his Baritone Classic tuned Mandola)

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jan 18

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jan 19

glue in tail block

3

Jan 20

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

4

Jan 21

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jan 24

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jan 25

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

7

Jan 26

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jan 31

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Feb 1

first coat of oil

10

Feb 2

second coat of oil

11

Feb 6

third coat of oil

12

Feb 7

fourth coat of oil

13

Feb 8

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Feb 9

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

Original Wood Set