Admin Post A friend of mine has 3 grandsons between the ages of 8 and 10 and he has asked me to build him 3 short scale guitars that he can give to them next Christmas. I happen to have a copy of a set of plans for a short scale Tele that spyderxxx gave me last fall so I'll have to get them dug out and start making some templates. My friend also wants me to use wood that he harvested himself out of his wood-lot. So the guitars (bodies and necks) will be made from red oak. I'll likely use rosewood for the fretboards, but he has also given me some hickory that might be suitable as well. So stay tuned... but don't hold your breath... I'll likely have a bit of a slow start with these.