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Scheduled Start Date: Feb 25, 2020
Completed: Mar 19, 2020

  • Quilted Maple back & sides

  • Curly Port Orford Cedar top

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Port Orford Cedar neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

Hand-crafted in the USA by Cary Kelly. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Wood Grade: Master
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

Feb 25

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Feb 26

glue in tail block

3

Feb 28

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

4

Mar 2

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Mar 3

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Mar 4

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

7

Mar 5

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Mar 10

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Mar 11

first coat of oil

10

Mar 12

second coat of oil

11

Mar 13

third coat of oil

12

Mar 16

fourth coat of oil

13

Mar 17

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Mar 19

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

Original Wood Set