I applied Danish Oil to both the box and the neck/fretboard before I assembled the guitar, but after I glued a few loose corners of the paper wrapper. After finishing, I began assembly. I inserted the neck through the box. Next, I drilled holes for the 1/4 inch jack and two potentiometers or pots. I installed the electronics and then closed the box. I drilled and countersunk two brass screws to hold the neck and box top firnly in place. I did not glue the box at this time as I was not overly confident that my soldering skills were perfect.
Next, I installed the three tuning pegs and the strings, loosely at first. I slipped the brass screw for the nut and the bridge, made from a small piece of walnut, into place as well. I installed a brass door handle over the bridge. I was able to tighten the strings and tune them. I cannot play, but the finished product is just way cool and would look good just hanging on the wall. I tested the electronics and everything works fine.
I hope to take it to the local guitar shop where I purchased the tuners and strings and get their opinion of its musical qualities.
Thanks for looking,
-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."