The neck is a hardwood plywood slat from a bed. The box is wood scrap: front and back are 5mm thick 4-ply plywood, and sides are 2 x 3.5 cm pine.
Initially the action was much too high, but I lowered it by filing down slot for not and using a nail for the bridge.
Intonation is spot-on, after I lowered the action and used Ernie Ball Earthwood strings (5, 4, and 3).

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Comment by Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans on August 8, 2022 at 4:06pm

And that's why you build a second, and third, and....   ;-)   Great start!

Comment by Sean Jay on August 6, 2022 at 11:24am

Thanks, Order99. Of course my first one told me what needed to be better. It sounds a bit dull and the frets were harder than I expected to get right to avoid buzz and to allow a lower action to stop my fingers from getting sore... so I've now made a second that I'm trying to refine further.

Comment by Order99 on August 5, 2022 at 6:59pm

 This...was your FIRST build?

  (seethes with envy)  :)

Comment by AGP # on July 19, 2022 at 5:25pm

"Nice", great use of recycled and scrap timbers, not the only way to do a build, but in my mind the best! :-) 

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