The photo was evidence of a totally custom build it wasnt something high end or even finished one...if you want photos from my scratch builds those are actually two of my main guitars here is my set-thru(the blue) and my neck through(the natural) strat scratch builds...so right out the bat better heel access at the last frets than any strat ,big stainless steel frets,combos of dimarzios or kinman pickups,hipshot or gotoh tuners,12 inch radius boards etc etc etc everything to the way i wanted a strat to be and mostly(especially the blue one) done with rasps for the whole outline. To your question that i have already answered....you dont have to possess the tools or the knowhow from the get go,you just have to know what you want from your guitar and draw it on paper and go step by step...obviously someone who started playing the guitar doesnt have clear preferences yet so even if he wanted to make a custom guitar he isnt really sure of what he wants and ll probably fail. The player though who played and used guitars for a while,knows exactly what he wants..that guy even if he didnt use sandpaper before in his life can make an excellent solid body electric.For example if he(like me)doesnt like a pesky heel blocky thing to bug him when he plays up the neck he ll at that point decide to go to some neckthrough or set in construction...which in turn ll determine the woods in the right sizes to order ready and thicknessed to make his lamination....its pretty simple deductive thinking, its not nuclear physics and now he has pretty much his guitar right there(minus the fingerboard)....from that point on is just the process of removing wood till you reach the final shape....how you may ask if you have zero tools..all he needs is to find someone with a bandsaw to cut most of the extra wood( but not close to the lines) so can start working on detailing it in his garage...or he can actually quit the gym for a week buy a hand saw or an electric hand saw and do it himself. As we clearly saw from this video,most of the luthier choices that would be critical for an acoustic instrument dont exist here....you dont need to find the just perfect spruce,make desicions about the size of the body or the braces or the thickness of your finish that are all impact the sound....so we already established that all you have to do..is to learn to cut wood....talking about low hanging fruit here.... Your problem is that you watch pics or videos of people building stuff with heaps of power tools and of course get overwhelmed and assume that this is impossible...yes it is impossible in a couple weeks or months but lets say in a year its very possible even with limited tools...but for that you need patience and you dont got any....so dont hide behind mojo luthier knowledge lacking...you are just not willing to do the manual labour....lets face it.