Well, this started out as a prototype build that I thought I'd slap together in a few days to test the concept before attempting with better materials. Three weeks later it's clear I don't have the time or patience to tear apart what turned out to be a decent body and start all over. So I'm calling this (almost) finished, and I'm very happy with how it turned out. The body is made entirely out of MDF, the materials for which cost $12. Choosing the body shape. Both are slightly modified Reverend shapes. Two 3/4" body slabs to be cut out of a 2' x 2' MDF board. Glued up ready for massive lightening. Back glued on I wanted a pin bridge, but not the standard shape. I came up with this design for a couple of reasons: One, I like how it looks and, two, the idea with this build was to have a small-bodied, easy to play couch guitar with some acoustic utility, but to have the pickups and electronics do the heavy lifting in a live environment, while keeping feedback to a minimum. Thus, I'm not directly activating the top, but rather isolating it somewhat from the string vibration by attaching the bridge to the center body section. The piezo pickup runs in a shallow channel under the bridge, directly under the saddle. Glueing the top on. The body is just over 2" thick so I made a recess for the neck plate and used standard plate and screws. Then I made a 1/4" thick cover for the neck plate and glued a small magnet to the underside to cover the plate. Ready for paint. eBay electronics kit I took a chance on. Volume w/ preamp bypass, pickup blend control, and active bass/treble. The neck. XGP from GFS. 25.5" scale with angled headstock. I splurged on this piece, at $80 . Well worth it. Perfectly finished and dressed. The binding complements the ivory body color nicely and the feel is quite nice, with a fatness that was missing in the last GFS neck I ordered (not XGP).