Yes, I kinda feel building a neck from scratch is a little ambitious too! I just wanted to build a short scale guitar, not spend a lot of money and it's hard to find a 24" scale neck for not a lot of money... so I just went for it. Plus, I'm really interested in learning the process and the best way to do it is go through the process. And the wood was free, so if I mess it up, no biggie! I'm interested to see how it turns out as well.