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Scheduled Start Date: Oct 11, 2021
Completed: Nov 05, 2021

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Walnut rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut binding & Special Inlay markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with black buttons

  • Walnut & Maple Signature Headplate

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

Oct 12

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Oct 12

glue in tail block

3

Oct 13

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

4

Oct 14

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Oct 20

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Oct 21

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

7

Oct 22

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Oct 25

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Oct 26

first coat of oil

10

Oct 27

second coat of oil

11

Oct 29

third coat of oil

12

Nov 2

fourth coat of oil

13

Nov 3

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Nov 4

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

Original Wood Set