" I don't remember the time I felt so much emotion as I felt on this day. Finally, FINALLY after 2 weeks in customs my dear Mya Myrtle is finally in my arms. And as I just told my friends, it sounds like a warm spring day, a walk in the woods, a perfect sunset, the perfect meal, it sounds like...love..."

- Mary C

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Jan 08, 2012
Completed: Feb 08, 2012

  • Common Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Pearl markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Leopardwood & Maple 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: Tradition
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

BlackMary

She covers “Blackbird”

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jan 8

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jan 9

glue in tail block

3

Jan 13

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

4

Jan 15

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jan 16

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jan 17

clean up body, rout dovetail, drill tuner holes, glue fretboard onto neck

7

Jan 18

shape neck, dress fret ends

8

Jan 19

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jan 19

first coat of oil

10

Jan 20

second coat of oil

11

Jan 22

third coat of oil

12

Jan 24

fourth coat of oil

13

Jan 30

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

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

 
Original Wood Set