Hello all! I figured I would introduce myself with a project. When I was 14, I laid my eyes on my first custom instrument and I was hooked at how beautiful wood was. I drew this designs shortly after and packed it away for 12 years. I pulled it out last year and decided to learn how to make. I bought a how to build guitars book and a router and band saw. I spent the next 5 months to complete it. After getting married last year, my building itch has returned and I will likely focus on furniture and small items that justify the need for more tools . I had very little wood working experience but I am a fast learner and strive for perfection. I hand sanded most pieces to final size and dimension along with some rasps. Although this took forever, I enjoyed the intimate process of learning to work wood. The woods used are curly maple, walnut, /Hpurpleheart. The body has a walnut core, purpleheart veneer, maple top and back. The neck is CM/PH. The fingerboard is PH. Enjoy!