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Scheduled Start Date: Sep 20, 2021
Completed: Oct 14, 2021

  • Striped Myrtle 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

  • Leopardwood & Maple 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.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Sep 20

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Sep 21

glue in tail block

3

Sep 22

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

4

Sep 27

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Sep 28

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Sep 29

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

7

Oct 4

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Oct 5

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Oct 6

first coat of oil

10

Oct 7

second coat of oil

11

Oct 8

third coat of oil

12

Oct 11

fourth coat of oil

13

Oct 12

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Oct 13

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

Original Wood Set