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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 03, 2018
Completed: Aug 27, 2018

  • Cocobolo back & sides

  • Sitka Spruce top

  • Ebony body binding with Abalone purfling on top

  • Black wood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Ebony & Maple Signature Headplate

Hand-crafted in the USA by Cary Kelly. 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

Aug 2

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Aug 3

glue in tail block

3

Aug 12

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

4

Aug 13

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Aug 14

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Aug 21

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

7

Aug 22

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Aug 23

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Aug 23

first coat of oil

10

Aug 24

second coat of oil

11

Aug 24

third coat of oil

12

Aug 25

fourth coat of oil

13

Aug 25

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Aug 27

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

Original Wood Set