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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 24, 2018
Completed: Oct 12, 2018

  • Red Maple back & sides

  • Red Cedar top

  • Maple body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Leopardwood & Maple Signature Headplate

Hand-crafted in the USA by Cary Kelly. Each instrument is numbered & signed.

 

Wood Grade: Master
Wood Availability: Sorry, this wood is currently not available.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Sep 25

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 26

glue in tail block

3

Sep 27

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

4

Sep 28

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Oct 2

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Oct 3

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

7

Oct 5

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Oct 6

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Oct 6

first coat of oil

10

Oct 7

second coat of oil

11

Oct 8

third coat of oil

12

fourth coat of oil

 

13

Oct 10

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Oct 11

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

Original Wood Set