I just picked up a Dano 59M NOS for my son for Christmas, and am thinking about building one after the holidays. (always wanted to but have seemed to stick to Fenders and Gibsons...). I was wondering if anyone who has a Dano build under their belts has gone with birch ply instead of masonite. I may wanna go with a woodgrain under deep trans paint, maybe a veneer. I've never tried centering masonite, not even sure how well it would bond. Love to throw these ideas off the TDPRI crowd before jumping in, to see what sticks. Thanks all!