" Hey Cary! Wow.   floored.   It plays like an old friend. I always say a great instrument is like a time machine.  Because when you start playing, you forget everything, until you notice an hour has passed. I had to force myself to stop playing and write this email :) Thanks again for the great service, and the beautiful creation you have bestowed on me :) Ok, now I have to go play more :) Cheer"

- Johnny C

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 11, 2020
Completed: Oct 01, 2020

  • Curly Koa top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Rubner tuners

  • Leopardwood & Cherry 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.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Sep 9

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 10

glue in tail block

3

Sep 15

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

4

Sep 15

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 16

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 18

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

7

Sep 21

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Sep 22

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Sep 23

first coat of oil

10

Sep 24

second coat of oil

11

Sep 28

third coat of oil

12

Sep 30

fourth coat of oil

13

Sep 30

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Oct 1

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

Original Wood Set