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Scheduled Start Date: Oct 27, 2022
Completed: Nov 22, 2022

  • Cocobolo back & sides

  • Engelmann Spruce top

  • Ebony body binding

  • Black wood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Ebony binding & Special Inlay markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Slotted Headstock with Schertler tuners

  • Custom 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 27

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Oct 28

glue in tail block

3

Oct 31

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

4

Nov 1

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Nov 3

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Nov 7

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

7

Nov 8

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Nov 9

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Nov 10

first coat of oil

10

Nov 11

second coat of oil

11

Nov 14

third coat of oil

12

Nov 16

fourth coat of oil

13

Nov 17

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Nov 21

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

Original Wood Set