Hi there, after asking some questions in another thread and adjusting things here and there, seems like I'm ready to go with this build, which will be my first one from zero so wish me luck! The plan is for a ES style body but a bit smaller, with 24 3/4 scale neck, semi hollow and with pine plywood + maple veneer for the flat top and back, should be way easier than carving or bending. And I know, not a tele style but it is so cozy here so why go somewhere else, right? So, this is the plan: I'm not so sure now about the color as some tests I made with yellow dye over maple didn't turn turn out so good, my next option is orange: I like it too, but will see about that later. Ok, before starting with the big work I did 2 of the small parts, just to be sure I could get them done right and stick with the original idea, bridge pup and bridge raising blocks made with ebony. Glamour shot, the pup raiser block looks just like they did on the ES-295: Behind, pup block got little rough but will not be seen so it's ok : Also did a test for the f holes, looking good: Looks like I'm off to a good start so let's move on. Most of the wood I'll be using, some sort of mahogany for the neck and body and a full sheet of maple veneer: Body wood cut in two pieces, getting it ready for glue up: I made a mistake when buying this wood, size is ok for tele or lp style and getting it this size was cheaper than buying the whole board, but it's barely long enough for the ES body style shape so I'm planing the edges by hand and it's challenging my patience... but I'll get there Next time I'll buy the full board to ease things. Now I need a couple more clamps to be able to glue the body. Laters!