Hello ! I would like to share with you my project of Strat build. This is my first experience as an amateur luthier. I like DIY and wood working, I think that playing a personal handmade instrument is such amazing. I watched plenty of videos on Youtube, I read dozens of articles and here it is: it does not seem to be impossible ! I also considered buying a kit with all parts having to be assembled, but I think that I will not, although it would be a great first approach. I found some specification sheets on Internet and printed them (1:1 scale, A0 format) : Then with tracing paper I reproduced the shapes I wanted on some MDF board. Then with a jigsaw and rasps, I realized these first templates (middle and right ones, contour reproduced with a router from left one) : The main one for me is the most left with the full contour shape (#1). So with a router I reproduced it, this allowed me to have straight edges, because with rasps this is quite impossible.. This #2 has been fixed with wood filler to have nice curves. Then I will reproduce #2 on the prepared board on the right of the picture, I hope to be satisfied at this point: After that I will continue the other templates and be very careful concerning the neck and neck pocket adjustment. I also prepared a MDF body draft to test my templates. I don't want to ruin some good quality wood ! This is my first experience with a router so I want to get used to it. This is composed of 3 MDF layers of 1,6 cm glued together. So it is 3 mm thicker than the expected body size. As a draft I don't know if I will reduce it. And before routing the draft body I will certainly copy my templates to thicker MDF boards. Current ones are 0.6mm. This is where I am today. I wish I could have more time to spend on this project, I'm so busy !! Any comment or tip appreciated ! Have a nice day.