First, I learned the flat pencil trick, and tried filing a nut. Worked out not too bad at all.
So...the build it was for. I don't think I posted this pic, if I have, sorry. I don't remember what I had for breakfast.
It actually is not 100% done, but about 98%/ I missed a couple screw holes on the back, and I need to clean up the round over, because I'm leaving that bare, so it sort of looks like binding.
This is NOT a direct copy of the MGB product, I looked around and found a parlor line drawing, made vector file out of it, moved some things, and added the F-holes and tattoo.
Action is high right now because my intention is to practice slide on it, I don't have that skill yet. It is deceptively large, close to the size of a regular electric guitar. Scale is 24", but overall it's right about 39 inches long. Front/back is 1/8 birch plywood, body 'core' is two pieces (stacked) Doug fir, 1" thick each, and glued together, with a center bar like a CBG, except it's not neck-thru, the neck bolts on like a uke.
4-string, open G. Pup is an MGB 'flatbucker' surface mount. Plenty of volume, sounds somewhat uke/banjo-ish. What's cool, is that when I run it through my Line6 POD with fuzz, chorus, and significant volume and drive, it sounds just like a solid body geet, WAY out of character for how it looks.
Hey James, ya got to be happy with that, well done. If it gives you all that you want it's a winner.