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This instrument is available for purchase.
Includes free hard case

$1900.00

 

Scheduled Start Date: Feb 07, 2024
Completed: Mar 13, 2024

  • Curly Koa back & sides

  • Torrefied Sitka Spruce top

  • Bloodwood body binding

  • Maple rosette

  • Hand-rubbed oil finish

  • Radiused Maple fretboard with Bloodwood binding & Abalone markers

  • Port Orford Cedar 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.

Cascade Series Wood Cascade Series Wood

 

Gallery Photos (completed instrument)

Back

Front

Full Front

Build Schedule
 

Date

 

 

1

Feb 7

bend sides, glue in neck block

2

Feb 8

glue in tail block

3

Feb 13

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

4

Feb 19

brace top, glue back onto sides

5

Feb 20

glue top onto sides, prep fretboard & neck

6

Feb 22

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

7

Feb 26

shape neck, dress fret ends, glue in back binding

8

Feb 27

prep for finish, glue neck/fretboard onto body

9

Feb 29

first coat of oil

10

Mar 1

second coat of oil

11

Mar 5

third coat of oil

12

Mar 6

fourth coat of oil

13

Mar 8

apply lemon oil, glue on bridge

14

Mar 12

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

Original Wood Set