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Scheduled Start Date: Jul 01, 2020
Completed: Aug 05, 2020

  • Curly Koa top, back & sides

  • Maple body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany 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

Jul 1

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jul 2

glue in tail block

3

Jul 6

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

4

Jul 8

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jul 9

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jul 11

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

7

Jul 14

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jul 16

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jul 16

first coat of oil

10

Jul 17

second coat of oil

11

Jul 21

third coat of oil

12

Jul 27

fourth coat of oil

13

Aug 3

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Aug 5

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

Original Wood Set