As usual I forgot to take pics in the beginning. But basically just lots of cutting, sanding and gluing. I believe the wood is birch. The dark parts are the same wood, but roasted in the kitchen oven. The slightly lighter parts are pine. Then a template was made, and the rough cut body was routed. Testing various options: In the end I ended up with these active single-coils. Mostly since my previous build had humbuckers. It will also get a fishman piezo bridge. But my main question now, is... Go with these pickup rings or mount the pickups directly? Direct mounting will need the holes to be cleaned up a bit, but it can be done I think. But I am also a bit hesitant about ruining the pickup threads. Then I got to thinking... wouldn't it be possible to have the screws from the back and use proper screws and springs, only longer? I tried searching but couldn't find any examples of this being done... Not sure I want screws visible on the back either though... The easiest would of course be to just use the plastic rings. But this build has already taken way long. Might as well pause and think it through.