" Cary, My new sycamore classic Tenor is beautiful! And it plays and sounds absolutely fantastic! I am so blown away by the resonance and the playability of this wonderful ukulele. And I’m so glad I could pick it up in person today. Not only did I get to see where my new uke was made, but I got to shake the hand of the luthier who built it. That makes this ukulele so much more special to me. It was great getting to meet you Cary, and thanks so much for the tour of the shop. "

- Andy H.


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Scheduled Start Date: Oct 30, 2019
Completed: Nov 27, 2019

  • Figured Sycamore top, back & sides

  • Maple & Walnut Rope body binding

  • Rope rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Walnut & Maple Signature Headplate

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)



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Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

“My Walking Stick” performed by Andy Hu

Andy Hudson performs My Walking Stick by Irving Berlin on his Sycamore Mya-Moe Tenor

Build Schedule





Oct 30

bend sides, glue in neck block


Oct 31

glue in tail block


Nov 1

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


Nov 8

brace top, glue back onto sides


Nov 12

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck


Nov 14

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


Nov 15

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding


Nov 19

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body


Nov 21

first coat of oil


Nov 22

second coat of oil


Nov 23

third coat of oil


Nov 24

fourth coat of oil


Nov 25

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge


Nov 27

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

Original Wood Set