HI..I'm just completing my own version of what your looking to build.. Well I built a copy of cripes bolt guitar.
I used a maple/purple heart/cocobola for body
and maple /purple heart /ebony veneer for neck
neck thru construction..
I bought EVERY book in print and read EVERY web site for months. So, I'm no luthier, but I am obsessive compulsive.
Before you buy anything, get some french curves, large graph paper, yard stick etc.. pin it up on the wall and draw it all out in full scale. front, rear and side views. Start w/ a line for your scale length (25.5 fender scale).. getting a cheapie electronic digital caliper will make your life much easier.
If you have someone who has tools you might get the wood part of the guitar done cheaply. As you can get pretty lucky on ebay for wood.
I overspent and bought huge billets of ebony, to make my own fretboard, (which I ended up just ordering from stewmac for 25bux..lol), chunks of rosewood, purple heart.
In the end, I probably could have gotten everything i needed on ebay for a tenth of the price.
The tools that are crucial: band saw, joiner or planer, belt sander. CABINET SCRAPERS.. if you keep them sharp are your best tool, i shaped my entire neck w/one. a router or laminate trimmer, files, spokeshaves, sander, drill press or a guide tool for your tuners.
It's extremely fun and rewarding. just take your time and having those drawn out plans helped me SOOO much.. I'm gonna add some links in m next post for some good info....
I had been keeping track w/my treo taking pix. so they're not high quality but if you'd like I'll send 'em your way to get a feel for what your looking forward to doing.