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Scheduled Start Date: Mar 30, 2020
Completed: Apr 25, 2020

  • Master Grade Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Walnut rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Walnut binding & Abalone markers

  • Port Orford Cedar neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Custom 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

Mar 27

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Mar 28

glue in tail block

3

Mar 29

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

4

Apr 1

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Apr 3

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Apr 11

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

7

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

 

8

Apr 15

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 16

first coat of oil

10

Apr 17

second coat of oil

11

Apr 20

third coat of oil

12

Apr 21

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 22

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Apr 24

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

Original Wood Set