soooooooo, i scored huge yesterday. i grabbed these: these are halves of a solid, 1/2" thick walnut table that the local city mission was going to throw away. if you look close, you can see some nice figure in the grain. i have plenty of material here for quite a few projects. the first will be another 8 string guitar. my first was a success and i want to make another. it will probably be a neck thru with maple for the neck and a laminate body using the walnut.