Good day fellow forumites. I'm building a guitar for a friend that is based upon the prototype of the Explorer. Apparently they only built slightly more than a few of these back in 1957. It is very closely related to the Explorer as one would expect but also has some characteristics of a Les Paul. As always I start with a detailed CAD drawing. So I had my friend ship me some really nice wood. He sent a nice rich dark neck blank, a very large one piece black limba body, and a spectacular brazilian rosewood fret board blank. The body - Here is side 1 - and side 2 - neck blank - I forgot to take a picture of the one piece blank but here is a pic with all the pieces after rough sawing Fret board blank - Cheers Peter.