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Scheduled Start Date: Jul 23, 2019
Completed: Aug 23, 2019

  • Curly Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Koa rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Cherry 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

bend sides, glue in neck block

 

2

Jul 28

glue in tail block

3

Jul 30

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

4

Aug 2

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Aug 5

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Aug 7

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

7

Aug 17

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Aug 17

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Aug 18

first coat of oil

10

Aug 18

second coat of oil

11

Aug 19

third coat of oil

12

Aug 20

fourth coat of oil

13

Aug 21

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Aug 22

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

Original Wood Set