" This instrument has become an incredible companion. Its gorgeous notes have instructed me to slow down and take in their personal, crystalline, languid sound. The reason I ever began playing ukulele was to create peaceful moments. To my ear, this ukulele was made for these times. In addition, the exquisite feel of the neck, setup and weight make playing a complete pleasure. Last, but not least (by any stretch) your craftsmanship is impeccable. I really appreciate and admire your art. Stunning! I smile every time I open the case and see this sweet ukulele. "

- Eileen M


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Scheduled Start Date: Jul 20, 2022
Completed: Aug 22, 2022

  • Red Maple back & sides

  • Torrefied Sitka Spruce top

  • Maple body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Graphtech Ratio 6:1 tuners

  • Walnut & Maple Signature Headplate

Hand-crafted in the USA by Cary Kelly. Each instrument is numbered & signed.


Wood Grade: Master
Wood Availability: Sorry, this wood is currently not available.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood


Gallery Photos (completed instrument)



Full Front

Build Schedule





Jul 20

bend sides, glue in neck block


Jul 21

glue in tail block


Jul 25

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


Jul 26

brace top, glue back onto sides


Jul 27

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck


Aug 1

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


Aug 2

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding


Aug 3

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body


Aug 4

first coat of oil


Aug 5

second coat of oil


Aug 15

third coat of oil


Aug 16

fourth coat of oil


Aug 17

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge


Aug 22

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

Original Wood Set