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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 29, 2022
Completed: Sep 26, 2022

  • Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Bloodwood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Rubner tuners

  • Custom 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

Aug 29

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Aug 30

glue in tail block

3

Aug 31

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

4

Sep 1

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 6

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 8

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

7

Sep 12

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Sep 13

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Sep 14

first coat of oil

10

Sep 15

second coat of oil

11

Sep 19

third coat of oil

12

Sep 20

fourth coat of oil

13

Sep 21

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Sep 23

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

Original Wood Set