Ordered this from Rondo (cheap, $160, cheap) on Thursday and got it on Saturday. I'm a lefty so all the cool guitars are super expensive (if you can find them), I'm also kinda cheap so Rondo is a win-win. Plus I'm not in a band, don't record, I just jam in my room. I like the Chris Garza Schecter 'Tele' but not a fan of 7 strings. I like the Thinline body so f@ck it, why not!?
Well let me back up a bit.....
I DID pay $10 extra for that top. ORIGINALLY I was going to sand off the clear and stain it either blue or green then do the black burst outer edge. Well turns out the top is ply (I know. read paragraph #1 again) and by the time I would sand ALL the clear out that paper thin piece would be long gone! I also wasn't expecting the wire route job between the PU's. I HATE pickguards, I was hoping that (pointless) hole wasn't there so I could just cut out a little cavity cover and have the rest of the top open. I decided to go 'rear route' last minute because it was easy. By plugging the holes (screw holes too) I ruined my chance of staining so silverburst it is!. Oh well, It's Saturday, parents (who have tools) are at Disney for a week and I got nothin' else to do.
I don't consider myself a luthier by any stretch, nor a wood worker, I work on cars. I did try to do all filling with as much wood as possible, not slapping a sh!t load of Bondo in the holes and calling it a day. Don't really care if i 'did it wrong', I'm happy with my work so save those post for somewhere else.
The Pic are done on a dumb-phone so their not great (not horrible though). The last pic is it painted but not cleared, I'll do that tomorrow. I'll get the outside pics then.