never have made an electric guitar from scratch. I wouldn't even have thought I could! Partscasters without TDPRI, yes, but I don't think I would have moved on to scratch building without all the things I have learnt (and continue to learn) here. What have you got from being here? (On a personal note, 2013 has been a very difficult year for me. It has included, amongst a number of unpleasant experiences, unexpected/unplanned job losses (yes, plural. I had never experience even one before this year. Have changed jobs many times, have worked in a number of countries etc, but had always left jobs through my own choice. That all changed this year......) Spending time on guitar making, finishing and assembling has been genuinely therapeutic for me. Who knew hours and hours of sanding could be good for your wellbeing?? So I will also add that this forum has played a real part in contributing to me (just) getting through a horrible year.) Thanks to everyone who shares their knowledge, support and enthusiasm for guitar building and finishing here.