There are many ways to create a level playing field. Here's one of them.
For this rendition, I chose a nice Stanley tool to hold it all together. The wood is choice Cherry and it had a been in use for awhile before I got it.
The neck is an Epiphone Mahogany "Special" and I've never turned the screws on the truss rod cover. It plays like a dream with light gauge Nickel.
I didn't want to cover up the gold stamp that says Genuine Cherry, so I went with some old coins to back up the screws that hold the neck in place.
The body is from an old Harmony electric from the 60's. I started flipping pieces around until I got the basses covered. The bottom horn is nicely rendered to give you a place to set the guitar on your lap and play it. It also serves as a gusset to shore up the amplifier and keep it mounted stable. The large piece on the other side is there to support the MIDI controller. It still needed something, so I added the head to the Kangaroo, which you can see if you look at the back.
The amp is a Vox® AC1 Mini and it runs on a 9v. battery. This guitar can hold it's own out on the street! Vol. Tone. Gain. This amp is designed to power on by plugging it in with the guitar, so I added a kill switch to the front so you don't have to.