" I got my uke this afternoon and everything is wonderful! Thank you so much!! I am attaching a link to a video I made of my opening which will post in a couple of hours... Thank you so much for everything...I'm off to play some more.... :0)"

- Pete M.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Dec 31, 2012
Completed: Jan 27, 2013

  • Straight-Grain Redwood top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding

  • Black wood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & No markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with black buttons

  • Ebony & Maple Signature Headplate

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

 

Wood Grade: Master
Wood Availability: Sorry, this wood is no longer available.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

Pete M.

This video brings tears to our eyes. We love the sentiment, and it is clear he understands us very well.

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Dec 31

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jan 1

glue in tail block

3

Jan 2

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 9

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 16

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 27

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

Original Wood Set