Here is a look at my latest build a Brazillian Walnut hard tail Strat. I cut the neck and body from the same piece of Walnut. I picked up the slab from Trend Timbers at Windsor. I was actually looking for a piece of Mahogany but they only had walnut blanks. So I ended up forking out twice as much as I'd planned, and the Les Paul build turned into this walnut Strat! I was going to use Queensland Maple for the neck but had enough walnut to do it this way. I cut the belly and arm contours today. The neck has pearl dots and the fingerboard is Ebony. I've got Fender custom shop 69 pups which I can't wait to hear. Gotoh tuners. This is a lovely piece of Walnut. Really nice grain in the neck. I shape the neck with a rasp, and the belly and arm contours are also shaped using rasps. I created quite a bit of dust today. I'm still trying to work out how to finish it. Any suggestions?