hi. Here's a guitar to look at with a cup of tea. I put this together a year ago and don't play my other guitars anymore. The body is a pretty heavy sapele 2 piece I finished with tru oil. The neck is a cheap 1 piece Canadian maple from eBay. I did quite a bit of work rounding the fret ends etc and its now a lovely neck to play. I took some gloss off the back to reduce stickiness of course. The tunes were cheap off eBay sold under the brand vanson. They are flawless I highly recommend. I originally had kent Armstrong pickups in it but they were bland so put some second hand seymour Duncan's in and now it sounds right. It's got a 0.1 uf dime cap in so can do the gatton organ style thing etc. All in all it kills my MIJ fender strat dead. Oh, it does weigh ten and a half pounds but I like a heavy guitar.