Next stop: The Canadian School of Lutherie in Toronto. Guitars are made from wood, from what I can remember. Seems like a good next step. Templates and knowing where electronics go make this jazz a whole lot simpler.
Maybe I should have paid more attention in that lecture when Ron said it was the only wood he was allergic to. Maybe I should have done a little bit of research before I bought it. Maybe I should have noticed all those websites that list it as an irritant that causes nausea, headaches, and has nervous system effects. Maybe thats why all of that 8/4 makore was on sale.