Cascade Series


" Wow, Cary, The Myrtle and Port Orford Cedar Cascade Series baritone you built for me has a very rich baritone sound that is excellent when played unplugged, but even more so when played through my amp. The K & K twin spot pickup works so well. As for the appearance, it is absolutely beautiful! The Master Grade Myrtle bookmatched back and sides and the Curly Port Orford Cedar top with the rope binding make this a real stunner. As easy on the eyes as it is to play. What fun! "

- Fred P.


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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 29, 2021
Completed: Oct 26, 2021

  • Master Grade Myrtle back & sides

  • Curly Port Orford Cedar top

  • Maple & Walnut Rope body binding

  • Rope rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Walnut binding & Leaf Inlay markers

  • Port Orford Cedar neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • 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


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Build Schedule





Sep 29

bend sides, glue in neck block


Sep 30

glue in tail block


Oct 4

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


Oct 5

brace top, glue back onto sides


Oct 6

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck


Oct 7

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


Oct 8

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding


Oct 12

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body


Oct 13

first coat of oil


Oct 14

second coat of oil


Oct 20

third coat of oil


Oct 21

fourth coat of oil


Oct 22

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge


Oct 25

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

Original Wood Set