Been bit by the building bug, and since I have almost all the parts to build a traditional hardware/electronics tele, I’mma do that. But why make it easy? So I drove myself up the highway to the lumber yard that has all the fancy wood and got some rosewood and maple. I’ve heard that rosewood is heavy, but holy cow, I didn’t expect it to be THIS heavy. Mahogany is heavy. Oak is heavy. Rosewood is anvil-like. Even after cutting the boards down to within ~.5” of the body outline, they weigh ~20lb. So this thing is going to need to be hollow. (I’d assume the Fender ones are, too? I don’t see how they could possibly be selling 15lb guitars, that’s craziness.) Anyway, got my layers cut and glued up today. Front and back. Not sure which will be which yet. The maple peanut butter for the sandwich. This board has a gorgeous figure, it’s a shame you’ll only be able to see the edges when I’m through with it. Fortunately I have enough left over for a top on something else. And a color test with a little tung oil. I think this thing’s gonna be purty, as long as I don’t screw it up.