Hi all. Im contemplating starting a project on an essex fretless. I think i wanna sand off the sunburst, refin it w/ some sort of natural or close to natural color (butterscotch blonde or another subtle dye), new bridge, p-ups, nut, wooden p-guard, wooden thumbrest, tapewounds, etc. So, i was thinking, wouldnt it look awesome to have some kind of contrasting wood (rosewood, wenge, bubinga) ashtrays on top of the maple p-guard and nat. body? Has anyone ever tried jigsawing an ashtray out of wood? Shouldnt it work? I suppose it would have to be a bit thicker than the chrome ones, but that wouldnt be too hard to do. The bridge cover would be more difficult tho. I dont know how i would be able to remove and replace it to make saddle adjustments and change strings. i figure it would end up cracking w/ the screws goin in and out all the time. Maybe reinforce the holes. Well, if anyone skilled in the woodworking arts could help i would really appreciate it. Also, does anyone have any good suggestions for finishing alder wood in order to enhance the grain? Thanks a bunch.