I built this guitar after reading the “Building Electric Guitars” by Martin Koch. The book details every aspect of the construction from choosing the wood to winding your own pickups.
I purchased the wood at Langevin & Forest in Montreal. The body is cut in a laminated White Ash blank, the neck is carved in mahogany and the fingerboard is made out of Rosewood. For the woodworking part, you will need a jigsaw or bandsaw and a router to carve cavities for the bridge and pickups.
The hardware and electronic parts were ordered from Stewmac.
Approximate bill of materials (not including tools):
Pickups: $50 x 2
Other (truss rod, switch, electronics): $145
This cost is equivalent to a decent electric guitar (without labour cost). However, almost half of this money was spent in high quality pickups, bridge and tuners which can usually be found on more expensive guitars.