Hey all! This is my first post regarding the building process of my first ever to build electric guitar. It is about Danelectro's U1 model. I chose this model since it is build with really cheap materials that I wouldn't cry over if things didn't turn the way I wanted. I used a fairly good picture I found online in order to trace the outline of the guitar using AutoCAD. I also took into consideration several information that I found online regarding the scale, original materials used, string action, neck width etc. From all these came the following result. The materials I used are the following. Guitar frame - Spruce. Danelectro was using mostly poplar or plywood. Neck - Sapele with movingui insert. Danelectro was using mostly alder. I also installed a double action trussrod. Danelectro was not using one in it's early models. Guitar top and back - mdf. Danelectro was using hdf (masonite). I was not able to find hdf in my region. Fretboard - Wenge. Usually fretboards were out of rosewood. The guitar is 25" scale. During the building I had the idea of changing a little bit the design so that to install a piezo in the guitar. I thought that only one magnet would be too little for a guitar, so I cut an "f hole" to the top. I also drilled 4 holes for the pots. I will use a blend pot, a volume a tone and an on/off switch to turn on and off the black ice mod. By the way, anyone having a suggestion on teh piezo please feel free to comment on the matter. I am thinking of installing a standard piezo under the bridge. However there is always the option of installing a piezo disc just inside the guitar under it's top Unfortunatelly I didn't keep pictures from all the steps this far. All that I have are the following.