Hi everybody, I mentioned in the Welcome Wagon thread before, I started building guitars in 2016 after attending a 2 week course on the subject. The bug bit. Hard. What followed where the acquiring of quite some machinery and other parts, funded by tax refunds (which I never applied for in my life, so, I got tax refunds for 3 years all at once, after doing it the first time. Wow.). I started to build 4 guitars parallel ( yeah, great idea, eh?), 2 Singlecuts, one Santana and a bigger body chambered singlecut. Well, on 1 guitar I messed up bad and I crushed it to pieces out of frustration (well, I saved the body for another project to come. And the remains of the neck help me now getting things aligned on other guitars ). The other ones I finished. All with some bugs, (bridge location of on one, neck angle on another and neck/body joint wrong on the last.), but I made them work somehow. But the fun part is to make the next one better. And then the next, and so on. Progress, not perfection. Then I got a new workshop place and I started with this: That is a eastern european maple top and a figured european ash body. As you can see by the 2 holes, it is quite heavy, so, heavy chambering is needed. Therefore I made this: As you can see at the upper bout, I forgot that I wanted to install Dunlop flushmounts and therefore a little more wood would have been nice to be left there...well, spoiler, it worked out n the end Unfortunately I haven't made pics of all the steps involved, as I never intended to do a building thread. Too much work For the neck I used a single piece of roasted maple. along with a reclaimed ebony fretboard and reclaimed ebony veneer. It was the first time I ever tried to do veneer, which I made from a fingerboard blank, bookmatched: Hard to believe that this beautiful wood was designated "trash" at the place I bought it from. In fact I bought 200 of these "trash" fingerboards, because a lot of them could be saved with a little TLC...or you can make veneer out of it, for example So far, part 2 in the next post.