Wow, it sure is infectious in here! I've been hanging around for a couple of months now. I first blundered on by while I was completing a kit build, and I just liked it here. So I thought I would contribute and post my kit build experience: http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/74264-my-gfs-kit.html And then I had "post partum" so to speak, so I began looking for another project. I enjoyed building my Les Paul, and I wanted to try again, but just did not have the confidence to take on a scratch LP build. So when George M started organizing his kit I jumped right in. And when it shows up it's going to become a 69 Deluxe (mini humbuckers) "clown burst". http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/60806-new-kit.html So I found myself rooting around the shop looking for stock that might somehow be suitable for some kind of build. I found some mahogany that started to look like a neck, and some rosewood that began to look suspiciously like a fret board. http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/75037-rosewood-fretboard-grain-direction.html Well, that turned out OK. So the next thing I know I'm at the exotic lumber dealer rooting through the cutoff bin for bits that look like a guitar. I can do this....it's easy! Just get some boards: And then cut away the parts that don't look like the guitar!