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This instrument is available for purchase.
Includes free hard case

$1550.00

 

Scheduled Start Date: Aug 26, 2020
Completed: Sep 10, 2020

  • Curly Mango top, back & sides

  • Koa body binding

  • Abalone rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Koa binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with amber buttons

  • Custom Signature Headplate

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.

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Aug 12

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Aug 13

glue in tail block

3

Aug 17

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

4

Aug 20

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Aug 25

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Aug 31

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

7

Aug 31

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Sep 1

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Sep 2

first coat of oil

10

Sep 3

second coat of oil

11

Sep 6

third coat of oil

12

Sep 6

fourth coat of oil

13

Sep 8

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Sep 9

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

Original Wood Set