So I embarked on my first build with my cousin a few weeks ago. He had some major GAS for an ES style guitar, but wanted to build one as cheap as possible. And since the project is at a standstill at the moment I thought I'd post some pics of the progress.
Body-pine with birch ply for top and back
Neck-22 fret Ibanez SA series "reconfigured" to look like a Fireman headstock
Bridge-string-thru gotoh hardtail
Pickup-Seymour Duncan SP90-2 (Hot Soapbar)
Started with a 24" dia. laminated pine table top from the local hardware store:
Workin' out the top/bottom panels
Tried to wrap it like Gibson, but ran out of cord.