I'm using westhemann's post as a template
I too describe myself as a hobbist. I have either assembled, modified, repaired or painted many personal guitars. I loved mixing and matching parts that didn't belong together . I have replaced the electronics (pick-ups/pots, etc.) on nearly all guitars I've ever owned. I have refretted guitars only twice and I have scalloped a total of three necks. I plan to make my first "from scratch" guitar(s) this year after accruing much info from this site over the past months I've been here. but in the mean time I've been having fun buying cheap guitars and fixing them up .
I don't have any pics of my past work as I have sold most of them .
As for sound clips... here's a video of my old band from about 1994, song is called Broken Glass (sorry, it's nearly 10 MB and you'll need Window Media Player version 9 to view it.)
As of this post I am 37, semi-"retired" (meaning work is hard to come by ) computer programmer. I have a BS from OSU (Oregon, not Ohio ) and got about half way through a Master's before I realized that computers are evil . I am currently living in Westchester, NY (although I long to move back to the NW.) I have been playing guitar since I was 16. My family was also poor when we first moved to the USA but once my parents started a business, they put me to work starting at about age 9(?) so by the time I was 16, I went guitar crazy!!!
I love headless guitar designs so my first and most probably subsequent "from scratch" guitars will be decapitated .