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Scheduled Start Date: Jan 11, 2024
Completed: Feb 09, 2024

  • East Indian Rosewood back & sides

  • Curly Port Orford Cedar top

  • Maple body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone markers

  • Port Orford Cedar 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: 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

Jan 9

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jan 10

glue in tail block

3

Jan 16

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

4

Jan 17

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jan 18

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jan 26

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

7

Jan 28

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jan 29

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jan 30

first coat of oil

10

Jan 31

second coat of oil

11

Feb 1

third coat of oil

12

Feb 5

fourth coat of oil

13

Feb 6

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Feb 7

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

Original Wood Set