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This instrument is available for purchase.
Includes free hard case

$1650.00

 

Scheduled Start Date: Jul 08, 2021
Completed: Aug 23, 2021

  • Curly Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Walnut rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Walnut & Maple 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

Owner Pics & Instrument Videos

CWD: #2703

Completed Word Demo of a Curly Myrtle Tenor courtesy of Mike Poupko.

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Jul 12

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jul 13

glue in tail block

3

Jul 14

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

4

Jul 19

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jul 21

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jul 30

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

7

Jul 31

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Aug 3

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Aug 4

first coat of oil

10

second coat of oil

 

11

Aug 7

third coat of oil

12

Aug 13

fourth coat of oil

13

Aug 18

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Aug 19

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

Original Wood Set