I just couldn't wait to completely finish the last build before I start a new one. I had this slab of zebra wood sitting around, but solid zebra is just way too heavy. I have no way to resaw a blank like this, so I did the only thing I could think of. Started off cutting the blank into 2" wide strips...placed tape across front and back to keep the grain lined up as best I could. Jointed up the cut sides and reset the table saw to cut a section off the top by 5/8". Re-glued each piece accordingly. Once it's dry I'll run it through the planer to true up those surfaces. Right now it is exactly 1-3/4 thick (total). After planing, it should just a little proud of 1-1/2". The two sections weigh in at 14 lbs 2 oz. Still to heavy, but now I will be able to start carving out the body (semi-hollow?) and drop some serious poundage. Haven't quite decided on body style, but going so thin, it may be something SG like.