On the left is the neck and body for my seven-string. Alder body, maple neck with a pau ferro board. I photographed it with a Ibanez RG7421 seven-string to make it jealous and want to get finished quicker.
(The cat's name is "Pandit" and he's never met a situation that can't be improved by his direct supervision - at 3 ft. X 19 lbs., I don't argue with him about it.)
This is a picture of the hole for the whammy springs on the back. Warmoth's standard route for a seven-string is only for a Floyd Rose and I am putting a NON-locking whammy on & I didn't want to pay $300 to program their CNC machine (for that much I could friggin' teleport to Washington State and do it myself) so I still have to dig out the hole through the body for the inertia block and sink the posts.
This is a picture with my 1 1/2 year-old "Mustang" to show just how much a pau ferro fingerboard will darken over time with a little bit of Howard's Feed 'n' Wax and a lot of natural slime. Unfortunately by then my cat had been out drinking with the camera so things got a little blurry.