I started this a while ago as a companion thread to my " Let's make a neck threads". Making a body isn't too hard with the right resources. First you need to get yourself some dry lumber. I have good local sources for a lot of common domestic woods. I use the internet for things that I don't have easy access to. I like to have wood on hand, just like I like to have parts on hand. When I see something I like and it's affordable, I'd buy it. Much of that occurred later in life. Anyway... you need to get some lumber. I have a few blanks ready for conversion into bodies, so the blanks may change within this thread but the techniques I use are the same throughout. This is Honduran mahogany. I've been avoiding using it but figured now it's time.