Thanks everyone for the positive comments. I've been enjoying playing this guitar for a few days now. Had to flatten out the crazy relief the day after stringing up and there is a slightly raised fret at 5 and on the treble side of 17 but the action is really comfy as is and should improve again with a fret level. The fretboard radius is 7.25 - 9.5. Here's some more pics (the lack of fine finishing really shows up ): The neck is 25mm thick all the way. I've been using aluminium knitting needles as side markers, these are 3mm. I cut the fret tangs back - what's visible is just some maple dust sanded into the slots. Been running thin CA glue into the slots after fretting until they are chokkers but find the thin stuff tends to run onto the fretboard a bit too much - for these frets I ran thicker CA along the slot before pressing in the fret. The sharp edges of the fretboard were 'rounded' (scraped) with a box cutter blade. The ash is quite speccy. I really want to do a burst finish - never done one before - but the edges are kind of bewitching and it will be a shame to cover them up.......these are for you, Dreamdancer: The ding in the upper horn is courtesy of Ebay's Global Shipping Program, a fiasco of the highest order. The blank arrived in a thin box with 3 dents in the cardboard transposed to the wood. Anyway, more than happy with how this build turned out, always feel under pressure to do justice to such beautiful wood. Still plenty of finishing and fine tuning to go but so far so good. Thanks again for the kind comments.