I really wanted to build a copy of a Gretsch Billy-Bo Jupiter Thunderbird. Since I travel for work, it takes a long, long, long time for me to get things done. I've been at this for a while, but think I've done enough to start a thread. Materials consist of Honduran Mahogany body and neck, quilted maple top, palisander fingerboard. It's gettin three piece body binding, Gretsch High Sensitivity Power-Tron pickups, Bigsby B-7, and other goodies. Hopefully, things will get done over the next couple of months. Here's the start of chambering the body and getting the top ready. After the body had been glued together, I had to pause and wipe down the body with napthta in order to admire the beautiful quilted top.