Looks good that's something I can appreciate. .A colleague of mine is currently busy making his first electric guitar. He's bought all the metal/electronic components, and he's making the rest out of wood. Looks pretty good so far. He reckons he might make a retirement hobby out of it - he enjoys it, finds it challenging and satisfying, and there's good money to be made with decent handcrafted guitars.
He's passed a torch over the body to burn it and emphasise the wood grain, like this:
He seems pretty stoked with how it's progressing.
I gave it some thought years ago doing a custom job but TBH I haven't the patience for something like that..I mean I'm the kind of man who gets frustrated building crappy ikea furniture nevermind the skill and intricacy that would be required for building a guitar.