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Scheduled Start Date: May 17, 2019
Completed: Jun 12, 2019

  • Master Grade Koa top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Custom Signature Headplate

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

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

 

Wood Grade: Specialty
Wood Availability: This wood species is available. Specific wood sets vary.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

May 18

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 20

glue in tail block

3

May 21

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

4

May 22

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

May 24

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

May 28

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

7

May 30

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jun 1

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jun 4

first coat of oil

10

Jun 5

second coat of oil

11

Jun 6

third coat of oil

12

Jun 7

fourth coat of oil

13

Jun 10

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jun 11

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

Original Wood Set