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Scheduled Start Date: Jun 11, 2024
Completed: Jul 09, 2024

  • Curly Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Mesquite fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Special Inlay markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Gotoh UPT 4:1 Planetary gear tuners

  • Custom Signature Headplate

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

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

Jun 11

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jun 12

glue in tail block

3

Jun 17

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

4

Jun 18

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jun 19

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jun 20

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

7

Jun 24

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jun 25

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jun 27

first coat of oil

10

Jun 29

second coat of oil

11

Jul 1

third coat of oil

12

Jul 2

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 5

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jul 8

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

Original Wood Set