Sorry to just jump in on this and I hope I have the right thread but I saw the first build you did and am super impressed by the detail you put into that build. You started yours like 2 years after I started mine. I wish I had seen yours first but I'm glad I saw this now. Mine began as an unemployment project then I got a job, bought a house and 2 kids later, 3 and 9 months, I resurrected my project and would love to pick your brain if that's OK. I made a ton of mistakes along the way. Worse than any of the ones you made, but I think she'll still play when I'm done. I based my plans off the 60 and later model as that is all I could find at the time. So I sorta modified it to accommodate a 58, 59 model and it wasn't easy but I still feel there's hope. I got as far as the pic. I think I'm to drilling out the wire holes for the electronics and the pickups, bridge, and tailpiece. I marked them all off and am ready to go but am wondering if there are steps I should complete before I do that. Any help would.be great. Thanks in advance oh and go easy on my ugly pickup routes. I did the neck one with a template after the fretboard was on so.It didn't sit level to the body. I should have modified the template to lay flat but instead shimmed it up,which was dumb, to be level with the fretboard. Needless to say I was careless and it walked.