over the past few days I have made a start on a mahogany top/ash bottom tele. Both halves are 20mm, so 20mm+20mm = 40mm. 40mm = just over 1.5", and with both halves planed and glued together they now are a tiny bit over 1.5". First I will start from the beggining... I had to make myself a router planer, like the one scubadoo made. This ash blank is just over 3/4" thick when I planed one side. This side will have the mahogany top glued to it. Unfortunatley the mahogany I purchased (for 4 quid!) was 15mm too short... so I cut some of the ash I had left over to make a 20mm ash "strip" down the middle. I then planed both sides of this mahogany "half" and then glued it onto the ash board. This picture also shows the neck. It is all maple, but I had to put a fretboard onto it as the maple wasnt thick enough for a one piece. it has a truss rod, which is one that doesnt need a curved channel...and the adjuster is at the heel end of the neck. Very soon I will be getting all my parts in so I can continue with the build. I will also be winding my own pickups on my new pickup winder.... Cheers, Jason.