Despite me being an acoustic guy I wanted to build me an electric. Once I had a Gibson and I always regretted I sold it. So I bought me some quilted maple over the net, some sipo mahogany for the back (cost-issue) and some honduran mahogany for the neck, Gotoh hardware and Seymour Duncan SH1 '59 pickups. The back was built-up from blocks so for the looks I had to
use covering paint.
Mixing the transparant blue was difficult as it wouldn't dissolve in laquer. So I dissolved it in alcohol. Sprayed that on the clear sealer and covered it with clear laquer.
The fingerboard is a LMI-cocobolo one and is a pleasure for the eye.
The sound is just as I wanted it: warm, balanced and lots of sustain. Since I am a terrible electric player, I won't drop an embarrasing soundsample. But you have to believe that our national hymne sounds incredible with the amp on 10. (My neighbour came within 2 minutes to see what produced this amazing noise)
For those who want to try something like this: beware of some serious effort on carving and sanding on a hardmaple top.