Hi all This is my first post and my first ever build. I have very limited woodwork skills so progress is likely to be slow. Ok the build is going to be pretty traditional. Two piece swamp ash body and maple neck. I am going to have a go at building the neck myself, so I have a maple blank and have tried to make things a bit easier by getting a pre-slotted maple fretboard. Chrome hardware, possibly a mini humbucker in the bridge but I am still undecided. So here goes: So I made a bit of progress, the pieces of swamp ash were not quite square for glueing , so I got my plane out and had a bit of go. I got a little over enthusiastic and managed to make these even worse. But came back it to it the next day with an engineers square to see where things have gone wrong and sorted the problem, amazing what a couple mil does to put things out. Got it glued up and put on the sash clamps and left it for 24hrs Now the moment of truth, did my first attempt at joining to bits of wood work out? Well it seems to have, not perfect but for my first attempt I am pretty pleased. Got a busy couple of days at work ahead now so will probably have to wait for the weekend to get on with anything else.