OK, so building a guitar from scratch has been on my mind for more than a year. I have been watching videos, and reading about making guitars for months. I even joined a facebook group for luthiers. The other day someone posted 3 wenge drop top sets for sale and I really liked the 3rd one. Jon Sullivan (of Sully Guitars) bought the first 2... the fact the 3rd one remained was like a sign I needed to buy it! well I wound up buying a rock maple neck blank and bloodwood freatboard from him as well. I have decided that I'm going to go with a Flame maple freatboard instead. so this is the wood list so far: Wenge top (bought) Flame maple fretboard rock maple neck (bought) Black Walnut laminates Swamp Ash body I'm planing for a natral finish. It's going to be a tele style, or explorer style, I'm leaning towards the explorer style. (still 3D modeling the designs) I don't know if I'm going to try multi scale or not.... I do want to though. 16" radius fretboard, 25.5 "or 25.5" - 27.5" multiscale. for tools I have: Drillpress router tablesaw (needs a new fence) circuler saws jigsaw palm sanders drills files, small and some bigger. 3D printer (going to print some templates and such with it) tools I think I need: fret saw bandsaw hand planer Fret Press Caul and Insert for 16" radius PLANER SAW RASP (http://www.philadelphialuthiertools.com/luthier-tools/files/shinto-planer-saw-rasp/) for shaping. (is there something better?) fret dressing/nut files am I missing any? I might call my cousin who is a licensed carpenter and see if he either has tools I can use and or willing to help. (he also plays guitar.) So this is going to take a couple months just in terms of money. I need to buy some tools, but will buy them as I need them. Wish me luck!