Wow, Bea....I do not compare to your abilities. I have worked with a local Luthier, who has guided me through fret sawing, body and neck raw cutting and routing. While I am no expert, I could do this for myself with the right equipment. However, its easier and faster to have the technical work contracted by a firm such as B.Hefner, Musikraft or Warmoth and then complete all the "detail" work here in my little shop. I enjoyed very much designing my own headstock, the logo and all the patent/copyright process was also very enjoyable. Out of 27 guitars produced, all but three sold - one of those was a gift and the last two are going on Reverb soon. I feel like I accomplished my goal of combining the Gibson scale with the traditional Stratocaster and Telecaster body shape. I'm satisfied with the venture and I feel like its time to move past this project. Nothing as unique as what you are doing!!!!