NEWS AGAIN! Glad to report that this is NOT a zombie thread. Alright. To my absolute surprise Tom rang me up after more than a year has passed since we'd last talked, to say he's finished the woodworking goals on the guitar and I should inspect it so we can move on to painting. I did go and inspect the progress, and while there's still a bit of shaping left to do, and I have to do a photo comparison to make sure he's really done what I've asked him to do, the guitar does in fact look stunning in person. He re-applied the pore filling where necessary, and did a sealer and base layer lacquer on the guitar.