I currently have a CS-356 build thread going, but a local luthier that builds nothing but acoustics called me and said he was ready to mentor me on a build. I dove right in. He does not mess around. I went to his shop yesterday morning at 8:30 and left 3 hours later. We accomplished the following. Milled the mahogany sides, bent them and set them in forms to dry. Selected mahogany top and bottom and worked them to the point we could glue them up. Cut and made the end and neck blocks. If you cannot tell this will be a D-45 in all mahogany. Like a Martin D-15.