" Hi Cary -  Myrtle arrived safe and sound and she both looks and play so sweet!  I am VERY pleased.  You did a fantastic job.  Now I just need to decide on the details of the next one. "

- Rick H.

 

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Scheduled Start Date: Apr 05, 2021
Completed: Apr 30, 2021

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Solid Wood Headplate to Match Body

  • 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

Apr 5

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Apr 6

glue in tail block

3

Apr 7

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

4

Apr 8

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Apr 12

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Apr 14

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

7

Apr 15

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Apr 19

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 20

first coat of oil

10

Apr 22

second coat of oil

11

Apr 23

third coat of oil

12

Apr 26

fourth coat of oil

13

Apr 27

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Apr 29

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

Original Wood Set