On my last trip to the USA, I spent the time in my mom's husband's shop using up some scrap wood to build this beast. The ash was cut in the 70's and is heavier than you can imagine. The boards weren't thick enough after planing, so I capped it with this pine from a packing crate that had a date of 1947 on it I found in the barn. The neck maple came from a workbench in a barn dated 1810. The parts are things I picked up at the MusicChina show here in Shanghai. I built the neck and body in Maine, but finished everything here in Shanghai. I didn't take too many pictures of the process, but I'll share what I have.