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Scheduled Start Date: May 17, 2021
Completed: Jun 10, 2021

  • Bird's Eye Maple top, back & sides

  • Ebony body binding

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Maple binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Geared machine head tuners with black buttons

  • Ebony & 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

May 18

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 19

glue in tail block, rout sound ports in top, install soundwell

3

May 20

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

4

May 24

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

May 25

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

May 26

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

7

May 27

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jun 1

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jun 2

first coat of oil

10

Jun 3

second coat of oil

11

Jun 4

third coat of oil

12

Jun 7

fourth coat of oil

13

Jun 8

apply lemon oil, setup cone & biscuit bridge (& pickup, if any)

14

Jun 9

final fretwork, cut nut, put in tuners, put on strings

Original Wood Set