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Scheduled Start Date: Mar 08, 2021
Completed: Apr 06, 2021

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Custom Signature Headplate

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

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

 

Wood Grade: Master
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

Mar 8

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Mar 9

glue in tail block

3

Mar 10

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

4

Mar 11

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Mar 15

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Mar 17

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

7

Mar 19

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Mar 24

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Mar 25

first coat of oil

10

Mar 26

second coat of oil

11

Mar 31

third coat of oil

12

Apr 1

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 2

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Apr 5

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

Original Wood Set