I used to own this '59 Rickenbacker 360F. While I loved it, it wasn't a great player, or a great sounding guitar for me. I loved the way it looks, so I'm building something that better suits me....and I'm doing it on the cheap. Some Home Depot pine butcher board laminated to thickness.... The original used hogged out billet construction....that's why these guitars always split. The laminates should keep it stable. I left in a center block for stability, and to avoid neck dive....this body is LIGHT! I forgot to snap a pick of the cleaned up insides...here it is rough. Next I glued on 3 ply birch ply. I cut out some plexi... Painted it gold on the back.....and laid out parts from my junk drawer...here's where I'm at now.