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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 27, 2018
Completed: Sep 14, 2018

  • Walnut back & sides

  • Port Orford Cedar top

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Bloodwood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Walnut & Maple Signature Headplate

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

Hand-crafted in the USA by Cary Kelly. 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

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Aug 28

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Aug 30

glue in tail block

3

Aug 31

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

4

Sep 15

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 15

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 15

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

7

Sep 15

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Sep 15

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Oct 5

first coat of oil

10

Oct 6

second coat of oil

11

Oct 6

third coat of oil

12

Oct 7

fourth coat of oil

13

Oct 9

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Oct 10

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

Original Wood Set