It has been a long time since starting on this. Other projects took priority and this had to be put aside for a time. It is getting close. The neck has been glued in and as you can see a vacuum was used to attach to bridge. So far so good! Next the nut and saddle will be installed and fitted. Then ready to play. Materials recap: Flame Maple back and sides, Mahogany neck, Douglas Fir top and Rosewood fretboard, head plate and bindings.