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If you want to keep costs down. Find a local supplier (that is the best way to cut costs). As far as the dimensions you are looking for enough wood for a body blank and a half. Basically two 6.5-7" x 20-22" make a regular body blank. You need 3-8"x21". Normally three piece bodies are cheaper because they can use more common widths less than 6". You are not going to get any typical three piece discount (because of width). Min. of about 7 bd. ft. (assuming min. waste). If you look at local hardwood dealers you will find common woods used for guitars ranging from $4-$11 bd. ft.(decent grades, 8/4 stock). Your min. price will be in the $30 to $80 range (depending on wood you choose Poplar to Genuine Mahogany). If you buy it locally you will save on shipping that would be between $15 and $25-assuming shipping from and to US dest.)

Peace,Rich

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If you want to keep costs down. Find a local supplier (that is the best way to cut costs). As far as the dimensions you are looking for enough wood for a body blank and a half. Basically two 6.5-7" x 20-22" make a regular body blank. You need 3-8"x21". Normally three piece bodies are cheaper because they can use more common widths less than 6". You are not going to get any typical three piece discount (because of width). Min. of about 7 bd. ft. (assuming min. waste). If you look at local hardwood dealers you will find common woods used for guitars ranging from $4-$11 bd. ft.(decent grades, 8/4 stock). Your min. price will be in the $30 to $80 range (depending on wood you choose Poplar to Genuine Mahogany). If you buy it locally you will save on shipping that would be between $15 and $25-assuming shipping from and to US dest.)

Peace,Rich

Thanks Rich! That really helps. Now I know what I'm looking for.

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