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Scheduled Start Date: Apr 03, 2024
Completed: May 03, 2024

  • Curly Koa top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Bloodwood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared 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.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Apr 3

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Apr 4

glue in tail block

3

Apr 8

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

4

Apr 16

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Apr 17

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Apr 22

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

7

Apr 23

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Apr 24

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Apr 25

first coat of oil

10

Apr 26

second coat of oil

11

Apr 29

third coat of oil

12

Apr 30

fourth coat of oil

13

May 1

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

May 2

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

Original Wood Set