So I decided to start a thread covering some of my long outstanding projects that I have decided to complete before I finish some of the newer ones. One of these dates back to 1987 when I was starting to experiment with piezos and preamps. I'm sure some of you have found yourselves with similar projects taking up space. The teak and ebony five string was started back in 1987. It was the forerunner to my present piezo 5 string and soon to be 6 string. The ziracote/holly five string was started in 2008 and finish issues put it on the back burner. The lacewood four is from about 2010 and while I did some work on it last year still has not been completed. The lefty four was glued up around 2017 but as I don't really play left has also sat around. The one in the middle is based on a very old piece of fir for the body and was to be a "National" clone. Well first up will be the lacewood short scale. This body is African mahogany with an ipe center strip as the mahogany pieces were not quite wide enough. The top is bookmatched lacewood. And the set neck is ipe. I've put a coat of polymerized tung oil on it to highlight all the scratches and such that need to be addressed. Once all sanded down I'll start the oil finish process. Pretty standard fare that has been covered by many on this forum.