Well, kinda like the recent 12lb blank post by j.b. horns, there's good and bad to the story. Wandered in to my local exotic lumber supplier and sitting the was a 110" long by 13.5" by 2" thick slab of flawless ash. 30 minutes and only $58 later I have 6 perfect 13.5x18x1.75 1pc ash blanks. ...that all weigh in at a portly 10-10.5 lbs each. (remember we are talking $9 each blank though.) So here's the plan: One double cut tele (like the pine one I'm working on in this thread). Except with forearm and tummy carves and a smugglers rout under the guard to save weight. Then I have 5 chances to make a really nice thinline Anyone got better ideas?