Hello all, my name is Peter and I usually hangout in a different forum that will remain nameless. A friend of mine has a 1969 Fender Thinline blonde, natural?? and I thought I would like to take a stab at building one. I would like to be somewhat faithful to the originals but not stuck on a replica. I use CNC for a lot of my building and help out a friend who is a local luthier. He has a standard tele shape guitar that I have created a 3d model and CAM program. I thought if I am building something close already I might as well build something for myself. I cut down an ash tree about 5 years ago and have had it stickered and air drying for that amount of time. Here are a few pictures of the wood I have. It is white ash so is probably quite heavy so the thinline may be a good option for weight. This is my trailer full from the log I cut and milled. I've cut most of this up into more useable pieces and have saved some out for guitar bodies. I've planed up a piece and have a couple that are body sized to work with right now. I'll be asking for a lot of help as far as vintage build details. I will thank you in advance for any tips or info you can supply. Cheers Peter.