I ran into this guy a couple of times on ebay while searching w/ "blank" in the keywords. He makes these simple bow blanks; One kind of wood for the bow part, w/ a hickory backing, and another piece of wood for the handle. They all get bid on, sometimes $40 or more. Here's one of his auctions. http://cgi.ebay.com/MassBrazilCherr...ryZ20840QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem I just thought it might interest some of you, especially if you're in school and need $ or something, cuz if you can build a guitar, well..... I made 1 yesterday from hickory w/ a lignum handle in 15 mins. BTW use PU glue.