Well, a lot of folks around here seem to appreciate it when novice builders such as myself post updates on our projects (probably because we're using so much of your knowledge, blood, sweat, and tears ). So, here's the first one... Update #1 I haven't been able to guild a darn thing yet, as it's taking a while to get the necessary parts, woods, and tools together. The neck will be the first part to be worked on: wenge-purpleheart-wenge-p.h.-wenge. Haven't decided on bolt-on or set neck (or, heck, neck thru, though I doubt that one on the first build). Oh yeah, pau ferro fingerboard. I was thinking a pre-slotted one from Warmoth and either fretting on my own, or putting in fret markers...again, undecided... Hipshot Ultralites in satin (arrived), Hipshot style A bridge (arrived: super nice, lightweight)....and just today I ordered my pups: a pair of Nordstrand NJ5st's, from a really good guy out in Chicago. Aguilar OBP-3 has also been ordered: vol/vol stack, a mid control, a treble/bass stack, active/passive switch, passive tone pot. Still to decide upon: nut material (either graphite or Corian). It'll be a bubinga body with a figured bubinga top and a wenge lam in between. Still need advice on: truss-rod type...I found on TB the other day that a certain shop in Healdsburg, Ca. had a pretty good one, but am open to suggestions. Bolts and inserts (?) if I go with b/o neck. Electronics knobs. Electronics compartment cover...wood or plastic? Once I get my "workshop" a little more set up and I get my purpleheart back from being planed (hopefully this weekend) I'll take some preliminary pics. Thanks for the help so far!