Just finished up a project for my eldest - who's a talented musician. He picked out all the woods, customized the stain color, and selected the gold hardware trim. We started it together and he did a fair amount of the initial body shaping with dad providing critical guidance for this novice woodworker. He handled it all remarkably well. I had to finish it after he went off to med school this past year. She looks and sounds great. Body wood is alder. Neck wood is chechen with quarter sawn maple binding and truss rod stripe. Abalone dots. The smile says it all!