Alright after lurking for the most part and seeing awesome build threads, I decided to embark on a Purple RG build. Since I didn't like anything Ibanez had to offer in my price range, I decided to give it a go. This is like a father-son project my father and I are doing. Here is how the build is going so far. This is my first build so suggestions are welcome. I was lucky enough that the military base near me had all the woodworking machines to use for a super-cheap hourly rate. Anyways, enough talk more pics! Some nice flame maple Used the shape from my RG for the cutout Working on the contour After Day 1 at shop Back at the shop... ...come home with this Doing a bit of home-work (really really bad pun I know)... After Day 3 A bit of sanding to clean it up... And showing the open spots where we are going to use wood filler Still have to some fine sanding on the inside, neck pocket, and contour then we wait for the components. So yeah thats it so far. We are not going to build the neck as this is just out first build. On that note, I have not heard back from Ernie from ET Guitars, has anybody else? Should I check with Jayden Rose as well?