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Scheduled Start Date: May 11, 2020
Completed: Jun 03, 2020

  • East Indian Rosewood back & sides

  • Torrefied Sitka Spruce top

  • Bloodwood body binding with Abalone purfling on top

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Custom 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: Sorry. This wood is no longer available.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

May 11

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 12

glue in tail block

3

May 13

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

4

May 14

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

May 18

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

May 20

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

7

May 21

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

May 23

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

May 26

first coat of oil

10

May 27

second coat of oil

11

May 28

third coat of oil

12

May 29

fourth coat of oil

13

Jun 1

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jun 2

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

Original Wood Set