OK, I bit the bullet and decided to join in the fun. It has been almost four years since my last guitar build was finished. I have been working on a current build which I plan to finish up as well in this stretch of self isolation. I will try to hit only the Thinline parts of this build on this thread but there may be some spillover. So the inspiration is to have a Bigsby Deluxe tele with dual humbuckers or Thinline Tele with a humbucker bridge and a P90 neck. Something a little different than a typical Tele or a dual P90 guitar which I already have. I decided years ago that the time sink of building a neck is prohibitive for me so I always keep my eyes out for good deals, so I had a number of necks in the shop ready to go. I may embark on a neck build soon (I have a hundred year old laminated beam that is screaming to be a neck through bass) but not on this build. Almost twenty years ago I saved a couple of 1-9/16" thick tabletops from a restaurant. These were massive tops (30x72) and my plan was to make work benches out of them. They sat in my non temperature controlled shed for about 8 years where they were exposed to the temperature variations and never cracked, warped or showed any signs of distress. They made the move to Texas in 2013 and have served as a few guitar body blanks. The pine is super light weight and really resonant, and most important, free! Since I did not have a Thinline template I needed to make one. I had an extra print from the Relicaster build ('56 Whiteguard) so I glued that to some template material and went to town. The old print has seen some better days but all of the right measurements are there although on a Thinline or Deluxe I am not going to be using all of them. Spent a few minutes on the band saw and the ROSS and we end up with the template. I still need to get the recesses for the thinline shaped out but we are ready to cut a body. After getting the template made we can move onto cutting out the body. I happened to find the template for the P Bass as well, and that extra piece of material seemed to fit, so maybe we will have two builds working for 2020. My Thinline design will consist of a pine body sandwiched between two faces, or a single thicker face of some material. The bodies are 1 9/16" thick so I don't need much to get to the full 1 3/4" thickness. As you can see I am planning on my own twist to the sound holes. I sketched in what I thought I wanted onto the body blank. Before I cut that template to make the cavities for the Thinline/Deluxe I need to make a template for my "dancing P" sound hole. Body is rough cut on the band saw and coming in right about 3.5 pounds. Once I route out the innards it should be a sub 7 pound with all the bits and the neck. No need to worry about neck dive as that bigsby must weight three pounds by itself! I found my neck stash up on a shelf, my plan is go with a seafoam green color on the strat I am building, so why not a Seafoam green Thinline to go with it? So for a Seafoam body, I think a nice dark rosewood fretboard would look good. Wouldn't you know it, I just happened to have one in both Bass and Tele lengths. The neck is a 2-3/16 (56MM) wide at the pocket, and right at 1.625 (42.5MM) at the nut, so we are within the standard Tele specs. And of course it is a 21 fret neck, not going to get flamed for putting a 22 fret neck on a Tele! I decided to do a little sketching on the body to get an idea of what I wanted. During this process I decided I wanted a non traditional F hole and decided to lean toward a Thinline design as I had most of the parts for that build on hand. You can see the area that I plan on hogging out.