So this is a project that I have dinked around with for quite some time. I built an SG Jr. a few years ago for a friend and, while the SG is not quite my cup of tea, it got me thinking that an LP Jr. DC would be awesome. I had some stuff kicking around in the shop for a neck and started on it, but not much happened. Fast forward to last week, I was in Rochester, NY for work and visited House of Guitars. They had a couple vintage LP JR DC's, and I played a 1960. That thing was amazing. So I figure that now is a good time to get going on it. Fairly simple build, fairly true to the classic, with a few modern twists, including: - Intonatable bridge - Different headstock with straight string pull - Lower headstock angle - Modern finishes, such as carbon fiber vinyl for the pickguard (I don't want the hassle of working with real carbon fiber I also might try to do a dummy hum cancelling coil on the inside of the control cavity. Anyway, here is the drawing: I made the pickguard and most of the neck previously, then I made the template and decided a quick mockup needs to happen: I went by the lumber place today and picked up a 14" wide slab of 8/4 african mahogany for the body that needs to be processed, but I am hoping this will be a pretty quick and straightforward build, because these things rock so good!