Been years since I've documented any builds, and I've got the bug again. I thought because I had it once before maybe eight years ago, I was immune. Sadly, that's not how it works, apparently. I'm learning of all guitar build infections, paisley is the worst kind. They swim and swarm all inside your brain while you sleep, haunt your days with amoebic wriggling inside your shirt, up and down your arms and back all through the day. They'll even itch and scratch and bite under whatever hair you got left, and eventually make it fall out. Only way to get rid of the Paisley viral infection, is to see it through and build it. Then, you can at least buy yourself a slightly normal existence until the next time it strikes. Will be an ongoing thread of a highly mutated and fabulous paisley finish attempt. Maybe the first of it's kind. Probably the last. I don't think nobody else would be this silly. Started with a body. Regular metallic silver store paint, nothing special. Dang thinline guard I bought don't fit right AT ALL... (I knew it wouldn't). Makin' it work. Because of the finish method I chose, I kind of have to do some things on this build a bit backwards, so I have to kind of set it up first a little bit before I can move ahead. Life has few problems that cannot be solved with a hacksaw, a drill and a chisel. When you don't have all the fancy big boy tools, necessity becomes the mother of... oh, you know the thing! Had to get the neck installed - Predrilled neck, need to find where to put those pocket holes. Little grubs will do it. Found this method here. TDPRI is a great resource for not-so-bright fellas like me Things starting to line up... So far, so good. We are still in the incubation period. Soon to be infected by the virus.