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Scheduled Start Date: Nov 22, 2019
Completed: Dec 17, 2019

  • Walnut back & sides

  • Sitka Spruce top

  • Maple & Walnut Rope body binding

  • Rope rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Walnut & Maple 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

Nov 25

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Nov 26

glue in tail block

3

Nov 29

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

4

Dec 2

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Dec 4

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Dec 6

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

7

Dec 7

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Dec 12

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Dec 12

first coat of oil

10

Dec 13

second coat of oil

11

Dec 14

third coat of oil

12

Dec 15

fourth coat of oil

13

Dec 16

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Dec 17

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

Original Wood Set