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Scheduled Start Date: Jan 20, 2020
Completed: Feb 12, 2020

  • Chocolate Heart Myrtle top, back & sides

  • Walnut body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Walnut binding & Special Inlay markers

  • Port Orford Cedar neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • Solid Wood Headplate to Match Body

  • K&K Twin Spot pickup

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

 

Wood Grade: Tradition
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

Jan 20

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Jan 21

glue in tail block

3

Jan 22

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

4

Jan 23

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Jan 27

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jan 28

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

7

Jan 29

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jan 31

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Feb 3

first coat of oil

10

Feb 4

second coat of oil

11

Feb 5

third coat of oil

12

Feb 6

fourth coat of oil

13

Feb 10

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Feb 12

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

Original Wood Set