Well , here we go again , started messing around with this now because the weather is keeping me from clearing the neck for my thinline build. I picked up a few swatches of paisley material a while back and glued up a nice alder 2 piece blank , so to keep myself from going stir crazy I'll see if I can get a little done on this project. nice clear alder for a 2 piece blank got the edges nice and square and flat on the jointer a little Tite Bond Original clamped up after a day in clamps ran the blank through the 16-32 , got it nice and flat got out my template and drilled for the screw holes to hold it down , installed the screws and traced the outline to the band saw here's the swatches of paisley I picked up A B Not 100% positive but I'll probably be using swatch A for this build I'm not set on anything positive yet as far as gluing the paisley material to the body , I see some folks using Mod Podge clear gloss glue , I see some using regular Titebond , I think I'll experiment a little. scrap of alder , Titebond, brush and piece of paisley cloth Titebond spread out over scrap wood with brush used a mini paint stick for a squeegee If the Titebond works good on the scrap my plan is when the glue sets up trim the edges close to the body , spray or brush on sealer , when sealer is dry , trim out cavities , do round over , sand and clear , and either sea foam or surf green burst and sides. If the Titebond method doesn't work I'll look into the Mod Podge . We'll see , I've been know to change my mind a time or two. Anybody have any comments or suggestions , jump right in.