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Scheduled Start Date: Nov 01, 2021
Completed: Dec 02, 2021

  • Cherry back & sides

  • Straight-Grain Redwood top

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Port Orford Cedar neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Leopardwood & Cherry 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

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Nov 2

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Nov 3

glue in tail block

3

Nov 4

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

4

Nov 9

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Nov 11

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Nov 16

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

7

Nov 17

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Nov 18

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Nov 19

first coat of oil

10

Nov 20

second coat of oil

11

Nov 22

third coat of oil

12

Nov 23

fourth coat of oil

13

Nov 29

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Dec 1

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

Original Wood Set