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Scheduled Start Date: Jan 13, 2021
Completed: Feb 02, 2021

  • Curly Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Bloodwood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • 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.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jan 8

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

glue in tail block

 

3

Jan 12

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

4

Jan 14

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jan 15

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jan 18

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

7

Jan 19

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jan 20

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jan 21

first coat of oil

10

Jan 25

second coat of oil

11

Jan 26

third coat of oil

12

Jan 28

fourth coat of oil

13

Jan 29

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Feb 1

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

Original Wood Set