This one is finished! I strung it up last night, played with the action, and I like it. I am going to keep this one for myself. I like the tone if it very much. It is not a bright as the other OM I made last year, but has a more full, warm sound. I don't know if it is because of the redwood vs sitka, or plate thickness, but there is clearly a difference in the two. I like them both. I bought a Joyo acoustic preamp-pickup on Ebay that is the same size as the Fishman Presys. I thought I would try it in this to see what I think. I thought if I don't like it I can swap it out for the Presys down the line. It was so cheap ($ 10.99), that I didn't hold out much hope for it, but it sounds good. I will have to play with it down the line, but so far it is fun to have. I also put on cheap tuners that are OK for now, but again they are the same size as Grover rotomatics, so if they give me trouble I can swap them out. As it is it is a fun little guitar. I am very glad I joined this challenge. I may not have tried redwood on a steel string,( I bought it for a classical), but it has a very good sound. I will probably use it again on a steel string. Here is a picture of the Joyo preamp.