Grabbed this body off ebay 4 lbs 2 oz one piece Sitka spruce. Decided to home roast it - 1 hour at 200 F, 1 hour at 300 F, and then 4 hours at 365 F. Convection oven, Wrapped the piece in aluminum foil. Second day, 2 more hours same way at 365 F. Notes: Pleasant smell, not too strong Very little sap/resin runout - no dripping, and easily cleaned up with alchohol Let it sit overnight before weighing, and no warping I can see. Roasting is my attempt to make the wood harder/less soft Weight fell 10.16% from 1.870 kilogram to 1.695 kilogram This is a drop from 4 lbs 2.0 ounces to 3 lbs 11.2 ounces - it lost 6.8 ounces. The drop the 2nd day 2 hours at 365 was just 15 grams, so the bulk of the weight was lost in the first treatment. Also, the second day, there was very little smell, so I think I've taken this as far as I can, as far as at home treatment. We will see where the weight settles once it matches with ambient humidity. Tap tone can't really tell a difference but no recording and just went from memory. I'm going to try to build it from here using hand tools as I have no real workshop. Ordered a Charlie Christian pickup from the UK. If it ever arrives, it will go in the neck. Still working through the rest of the specs.