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Scheduled Start Date: May 20, 2021
Completed: Jul 21, 2021

  • Curly Koa top, back & sides

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Bloodwood rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Ebony fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Mahogany neck

  • Peghed brand geared tuners

  • 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

May 22

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

May 24

glue in tail block

3

May 25

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

4

May 27

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

May 28

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Jun 3

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

7

Jun 7

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Jun 21

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Jun 24

first coat of oil

10

Jun 25

second coat of oil

11

Jul 12

third coat of oil

12

Jul 13

fourth coat of oil

13

Jul 14

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Jul 20

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

Original Wood Set