Dear all. I just acquired a blank ash J body. I want to put something on top and the back. some nicely figured wood is what i am longing for. then i have the following question 1. As i see in ebay, those burl wood come in veneer and 3/16 inch thickness. to my understanding, the veneer shall be much thinner. so which one shall i go for? 2. since the j body has a drop on the top - where the arm in contact. if I want to laminated the wood on it, how can i bend the wood? ( I think veneer will be easy but for those 3/16 inch.. how then) 3. I used collect pics for future reference, when i look at Carey Nord's shop pic. i find this the wood top seems a big soft with the corner falling down. how is can this be achieved? the wood doesnt look like a veneer.. if i can get the wood soft like this it should not be diff to handle the drop on the j body right? please all master.. need help... and this gonna be my major christmas break entertainment.