Secret Vault Series

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Mar 11, 2021
Completed: Apr 12, 2021

Secret Vault Series

  • Pink Ivory back & sides

  • Straight-Grain Port Orford Cedar top

  • Maple body binding with Abalone purfling on top

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Custom Signature Headplate

  • L.R. Baggs Five.O

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

 

Wood Grade: Specialty
Wood Availability: Sorry, this wood is not available for custom orders.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Mar 11

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Mar 12

glue in tail block

3

Mar 15

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

4

Mar 16

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Mar 18

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Mar 23

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

7

Mar 24

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Mar 26

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Mar 31

first coat of oil

10

Apr 1

second coat of oil

11

third coat of oil

 

12

Apr 5

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 6

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Apr 12

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

Original Wood Set