Secret Vault Series

 

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This instrument is available for purchase.
Includes free hard case

$2650.00

 

Scheduled Start Date: Jan 07, 2021
Completed: Jan 31, 2021

Secret Vault Series

  • Milo back & sides

  • Incense Cedar top

  • Maple body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Gotoh UPT 4:1 Planetary gear tuners

  • Custom Signature Headplate

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

 

Wood Grade: Specialty
Wood Availability: Currently not in stock. Natural Wonders Series when available.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

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CWD: Secret Vault #2669

Complete Work Demo: Hawaiian Milo Back and Sides with an Incense Cedar Top. Ebony fretboard and bridge, Mahogany Neck. Gotoh UPT 4:1 ratio tuners.

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jan 4

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jan 5

glue in tail block

3

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

 

4

Jan 11

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jan 12

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jan 14

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

7

Jan 15

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jan 18

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jan 19

first coat of oil

10

Jan 20

second coat of oil

11

Jan 21

third coat of oil

12

Jan 25

fourth coat of oil

13

Jan 26

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jan 30

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

Original Wood Set