Wow! 1000 posts already! And just two days short of being on board this fine establishment for one whole year! Not exactly a posting record, but I've chipped away with my opinions here and there, mostly praising some of the fantastic work I see in this fine thread. So as a minor celebration I thought I'd start up a thread on something I've been working on over the last couple of months. I'm hoping beyond hope that this will turn out to be one of my better builds to date, but won't count my chickens just yet. Sometime last year while visiting a local timber mill nearby on an un-guitar related matter, I was shuffling through some of their finely cut pieces, and came across a nice couple of looking boards. The wood is Macrocarpa, a local tree, part of the Cypress family. The mill in question specialises in this wood - and are aptly named Cypress Timber Mill. The pieces in question were only 10mm in thickness and about 180 wide, so I knew whatever I decided to build would be a bit of a "sandwich". I also had an 18mm piece of Pine haying around, so thought I could use that in between said sandwich. Here's a few pics checking out potential grain matches, a Walnut stain test and the piece of Pine plank in question. You can see that I was experimenting with Strat type designs at the time, although I did look at the idea of Telecaster as well.