I went with a mahogany warmoth wgd body, with jackofroses.com custom pickup routs. i also used him for the custom brass. i only had warmoth index the bridge. i had them rout the 5 way and control cavity also. i went with a paddle handle carvin neck, and carved my own headstock. i also replaced the nut with a bone one for now. eventually i will go brass there. i did everything else myself to include the electronics and finish. if i ever build another one i would have someone else do the finish, because that took me the longest to learn. it really took a awhile to get the stain and finish just right, and i feel that a more accomplished luthier could have done a far superior job.
i love it and it sounds grate,imho!
kudo's on the mission to build your own. patience is the key! it took me about two years to get all the parts and pieces put together. the result was well worth the effort.
"Tone is in the instruments. Technique in the hands. Do what you will." ~quote from some guy at the TGP forum
"Without a doubt, the quality of your instrument will effect your tone, and any pickups, effects, amps, and microphones used along the way will also have an impact on the sound waves."~Cameron Mizell