Melvyn Hiscock's book Make Your Own Electric Guitar is widely appreciated on TDPRI and a new edition has been mentioned in various threads. I though it was important enough to have its own thread. His Facebook page makes it clear that it's well on the way, but there's no date yet. You can subscribe to advance notification of publication on his website http://www.melvynhiscock.com I don't have the facilities to build now but when I did, back in the 80s, the first edition was my bible. I remember wiring in a pair of Schaller humbuckers on my first build using a Schaller diagram he reproduced in the book and being up into the small hours trying to get it to work. Next day I looked at the instruction leaflet that came with the pickups and realising that what Melvyn had reproduced was incorrect. I wrote to him about it and had a long, charming and very funny letter back apologising and revealing the secret story about why one of the builds in the book was for a left handed guitar. I won't give his secret away, but let's just say it involved an all night photo session and an inadvertently reversed template... I'll certainly be buying the new edition for old times sake. Here's a poor picture of one I built from his book. Thanks Melvyn!