Hey all. I've been tooled up to build guitars for a little bit now and I've attempted it on and off, but this time I figured I'd start a build thread somewhere to help keep me motivated. I've ordered some wood and took some MDF I had lying around and roughed out a body shape with it as kind of a rough guide for what I'm aiming for. I think it'll turn out pretty nice when translated to a body blank. Verdurus Build Template by Verdurus posted Feb 20, 2019 at 2:57 PM Said body blank is going to be a 3 piece swamp ash body mated to a bolt on quartersawn maple neck with a katalox fretboard. In terms of hardware I'm going for a spoke wheel type truss rod with a hipshot bridge and some sort of locking tuners, haven't decided which ones yet. I also haven't decided on pickups and electronics either. I'm going to attempt a scarf joint headstock...we will see how it goes. I'm going to try to design a 3+3 headstock with straight string pull sometime soon and use it on this build. I may leave the body quite flat, but I'm leaning towards carving at least a tummy cut if not a carved top as well. I might end up staining the body black as well as I think black looks really good on an ash body, but I also kind of want to leave it natural. There's just something about the look of natural ash that appeals to me. Thoughts?