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Scheduled Start Date: Mar 20, 2019
Completed: Apr 12, 2019

  • Figured Mahogany 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

  • MiSi, LR Baggs undersaddle pickup & volume control

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.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Mar 20

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Mar 21

glue in tail block

3

Mar 22

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

4

Mar 25

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Mar 26

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Mar 29

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

7

Apr 1

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Apr 3

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 4

first coat of oil

10

Apr 5

second coat of oil

11

Apr 8

third coat of oil

12

Apr 10

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 11

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Apr 12

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

Original Wood Set