Secret Vault Series

 

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This instrument is available for purchase.
Includes free hard case

$2250.00

 

Scheduled Start Date: Jan 28, 2021
Completed: Feb 19, 2021

Secret Vault Series

  • Tiger Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Walnut rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Walnut binding & Abalone markers

  • Port Orford Cedar neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Custom Signature Headplate

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

 

Wood Grade: Tradition
Wood Availability: Sorry, this wood is not available

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

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CWD: Secret Vault #2673

Completed Work Demo: Tasmanian Tiger Myrtle top back and sides with Birdseye Maple fretboard and bridge, and a custom headplate of Tiger Myrtle and Birdseye Maple. Peghed tuners.

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jan 27

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jan 29

glue in tail block

3

Feb 1

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

4

Feb 3

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 4

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Feb 6

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

7

Feb 9

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Feb 10

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Feb 11

first coat of oil

10

Feb 12

second coat of oil

11

Feb 15

third coat of oil

12

Feb 16

fourth coat of oil

13

Feb 17

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Feb 18

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

Original Wood Set