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Scheduled Start Date: Nov 12, 2019
Completed: Dec 10, 2019

  • Curly Koa back & sides

  • Master Grade Koa top

  • Maple body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone markers

  • Port Orford Cedar neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Custom 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)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Nov 12

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Nov 13

glue in tail block

3

Nov 15

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

4

Nov 18

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Nov 21

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Nov 26

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

7

Nov 27

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Nov 29

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Nov 29

first coat of oil

10

Dec 2

second coat of oil

11

Dec 4

third coat of oil

12

Dec 5

fourth coat of oil

13

Dec 6

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Dec 10

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

Original Wood Set