" My new Mya Moe uke has spent several hours with me today as we got acquainted with each other. It’s a beautiful uke and the sound is to die for. The intonation is the best I’ve ever experienced in any uke. The vibrato is there in spades no matter which string or fret you’re on. The sustain and shimmering tone are nothing short of lovely. And yes, it has looks to match. What a lovely uke. And built just for me. Thanks Cary "

- Esau S.


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Scheduled Start Date: May 03, 2019
Completed: May 23, 2019

  • Figured Mahogany back & sides

  • Straight-Grain Redwood top

  • Maple & Walnut Rope body binding

  • Rope rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Solid Wood Headplate to Match Body

  • 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)



Full Front

Build Schedule





May 6

bend sides, glue in neck block


May 6

glue in tail block


May 7

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


May 13

brace top, glue back onto sides


May 14

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck


May 15

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


May 16

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding


May 17

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body


May 18

first coat of oil


May 19

second coat of oil


May 20

third coat of oil


May 21

fourth coat of oil


May 22

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge


May 23

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

Original Wood Set