Guess I'll be the first to christen this thread - other than Searcher's ongoing projects thread... Finally! It is done. Except for minor tweaking of the string action, it is finished. Took me two years (garage is cold in winter) to do it, between having a day job and a life. Maple back, neck, and sides. Spruce top. Ebony appointments. Binding is Mahogany/maple/mahogany. Armstrong floating pickup. I also made the varnish from fossilized amber and linseed oil. Very durable. Here are some pictures. Parallel bracing Back Front Neck and body F hole binding ~ indicative throughout Using steam I bent and formed using these molds to keep the shape. Mahogany will 'split out' so care must be taken to keep it together. Folio rubberbands used to hold binding in place. Trimming to fit using finger plane. Varnish applied and dried using a 6 bulb florescent drying cabinet. Time - about one week. If not for the drying cabinet, drying linseed oil takes several months or more. Solid bridge made out of Lyptus with a bone saddle, no pick guard Here the bridge is carved in a more acoustically vibrant shape. Also, pickup and pick guard installed. Howling Wolf Blood Moon inlay (blue tape to keep truss rod clean). Not a great pic, but it's done.