Daydreaming at work here. (Please note this isn't a "I've got a Les Paul but I want a BC Rich Warlock" thing) I remember the old Carvin neck through blanks. Essentially a finished, fretted neck & headstock, ready to attach your body. I was thinking if you had something non-rare, non-collectable, like a recent neck through Chinese Jackson, and ran it through the bandsaw but left the pickup routes/trem cavity intact, that would leave you with something similar to the above blank. Then you'd just dowel & glue some matching wood to it, end up with a big square blank, and then rout it to shape with templates, and sand the top level etc. Has anyone done anything like this? Suppose its no different from a neck through build. I'm just much more proficient at woodwork than fretwork!