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Scheduled Start Date: Aug 01, 2018
Completed: Aug 23, 2018

  • Master Grade Chocolate Heart Myrtle back & sides

  • Master Grade Myrtle top

  • Walnut body binding

  • Walnut rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Walnut 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: 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

Aug 1

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Aug 2

glue in tail block

3

Aug 3

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

4

Aug 12

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Aug 13

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Aug 15

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

7

Aug 18

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Aug 19

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Aug 20

first coat of oil

10

Aug 21

second coat of oil

11

Aug 21

third coat of oil

12

Aug 22

fourth coat of oil

13

Aug 22

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Aug 23

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

Original Wood Set