Hello all, I'm Malachi, new to the forum of course but think this one of my favorite places just to read and learn. So many great posts and conversations it is ideal for me who has just begun to dabble in the art of wood and music. I have played for years, doing my own setups, maintenance and repairs but only recently caught that bug to build. I have a pretty solid background in electronics thanks to the USN and Purdue Univ and caught the pedal building bug a few years ago, so I know how I became obsessed with building the greatest Arbiter style fuzz that the world has ever seen. I can still walk around in my downstairs bedroom turned EE lab in bare feet and get poked by a resister leg that got snagged in the carpet just waiting for me to step on it. Anyway, I would be surprised if the FBI did not have me on a watch list because of all the germanium transistors and other obsolete chips and components I have bought through eBay from old Soviet block countries. And for the sake of honesty I have built some pretty good effects, but the best in the world is always in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has a different idea of what it should sound like. Hey, I'm sorry for such a long post, I want to introduce myself but I also wanted to ask about mahogany and 2 piece body wood for my first LP build. Mahogany and soft maple. I have a great lumber yard here in Indiana that carries some great rough sawn hardwoods and I bought a 8' 8/4" mahogany, a little over 10 3/16" wide. I am planning to build something as near the '59 Les Paul I can do so from what I have read I am going for the 13 3/16" lower bout width. My question is whether I should glue a couple of pieces mahogany together or buy a one piece blank. Do you guys have an opinion and the thoughts behind it on 2 piece Paul bodies? I know I am going to recut the maple going for a book matched cap but the mahogany will need to be glued to make width. Thanks, I will try never to run on and on in my subsequent posts going forward.