Over the last two years I've been dabbling in a little woodworking as I've collected tools to fix up the house we bought five years ago. In September I bought an 8/4 x 8" x 8' board of quartersawn Sapele at the local Woodcraft and then ordered a neck from Warmoth, then used the Hipshot hardware and Seymour Duncan pickups leftover from an epic fail of a guitar build attempt six years ago to finish it off. This went towards the first build, which is the solid sapele body. I had more than half that board still leftover, so I bought a billet of flamed maple from Woodcraft again, split it in half using my tablesaw to bookmatch, discovered an ugly knot in the middle that I tried to hide the worst of with the toggle switch, and built a second guitar with another Warmoth neck, more Hipshot hardware, and Hexbucker pickups by Guitar Madness on eBay, trying to learn from all the mistakes and struggles I made/had with the first build. Very happy how both play, although the saddles for the bridges are both sky high despite the neck pockets being about as deep as they can be, and I have a bit of buzz I'm trying to get rid of when I hold power cords on the lower frets (open through third frets, roughly). Let me know what you think!