" 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. The figured mahogany is even more beautiful in person. 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)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

May 6

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 6

glue in tail block

3

May 7

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

4

May 13

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

May 14

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

May 15

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

7

May 16

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

May 17

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

May 18

first coat of oil

10

May 19

second coat of oil

11

May 20

third coat of oil

12

May 21

fourth coat of oil

13

May 22

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

May 23

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

Original Wood Set