Hello, I am a young beginer to the luthier scene... Ive allways wanted to build a guitar/bass, and im actually in the process of finishing one off right now... I was thinking that if this project ends up well, or even not so well, I would like to try another... Im extremely intrested in nice wood tops, (mostly burls and spalts) ive heard these are hard to work with, but i was just wondering... where can you pucrchase such items? I bought a cheap spalted top off ebay, sure, its not the best looking, but hey, when you can pick something like that up for 10.50 you might as well I know there has to be some places where i could get some really nice stuff (not planning on buying any right away or anything, just wanted to know where to look other than ebay when i need some or something) also, any tips for first projects? Im planning on buying necks for my bodys to begin with, cause they seem a bit hard to me with the truss rods and stuff.... I figure you guys wont suggest me doing something with a top, and i just want to know what you think... thanks for the help!