I used a Carvin 5pc. neck (maple/koa) and made it look like a 9pc by adding mahogany strips and wenge veneer. It has a bartolini MM and jazz pickup with a 5.4 preamp. It is finished with danish oil and minwax paste wax. It also has status headless tuners. The top is quilted maple with wenge veneer and a mahogany back. This was a great learning experience and I am very happy with the results. It sounds great and feels great. A BIG thanks to Tom (tjclem) for use of his thickness sander, for wiring the pickups, his words of wisdom and just being a great and generous guy. I appreciate it more than you can imagine.