This was my first time with both the build and the fingerboard coat, so I was a little nervous.
1. Looks like I have all the parts. Alder body, maple / ebony fretless neck, vintage pearl pickguard, EMG pickups, lots of screws. The body is not as red as it looks here, it's more of a charcoal color.
2. Drilling holes for the bridge. Measure twice, drill once.
3. Lots of little wires ... I feel a headache coming on. At least I don't need to solder anything; it's all plug-in connectors.
4. Coating the fingerboard with super glue, following the instructions on the Stewmac web site. Hope I don't ruin the neck!
5. After a few more coats, before sanding
6. Installing the pickups, pickguard, and control plate while the super glue dries. This is a better representation of the color.
7. The fingerboard after sanding and polishing. It turned out really well, IMHO, and wasn't all that difficult
8. Who cares, wake me up when it's dinner time
9. All done! There were a few things that required use of a Dremel tool - the battery box didn't quite fit, neither did the tuners - but nothing major. I'm pretty happy with it. Looks nice, plays easy, and sounds good.