This is practically my first post because I've only posted in the Welcome Wagon. So I have a little travel guitar kit that I've been off and on working on for years, but I wanted to build an electric from scratch. Between working full time and going to college nearly full time and preparing to get married later this year, I don't have much time. This is going to be a slooooooow build. My goal, if this works well is to build a tele. I've had the shape for this guitar stuck in my head for well over a year, and I wanted to use it as my first build. The measurements are going to be based off of an SG. First of all, the body is going to be poplar. I got a large piece, cut it and did a glue up/clamp to make a 1.5 inch body, the same measurement I took off of my SG's.(the body is going to be painted so grain and color don't matter as much to me here) Second, I drew out the shape I wanted on the body blank itself. I couldn't wait to get it fleshed out so I didn't make a template beforehand for the overall shape. Here's another picture of the shape drawn out and I picked up a 1/4" thick sheet of purpleheart for the fretboard. I played around on the spare section of poplar with the rasp some because I plan on doing a bevel around the entire body, at least on the top. I'll be using black hardware as well, and I ordered some cheap stuff, but not all of it came so the shipper is sending me the rest of the inserts now. Here I have done just a part of the pickup routing(I know I have more to go on it) and I picked up a piece of mahogany for the neck. The headstock shape is going to mimic the shape of the body but mirrored away. At this point I'm trying to decide one or two pickups. I may just do one bridge pickup. I plan on gluing the neck also. This is over a months worth of work, working an hour or so here and there around my busy schedule. It could be a while before I post more pictures, but I'll update as I have time to build. I hope it goes smoothly because this is inspiring me to do do a tele build.