Starting a new guitar build(s)- based on a 1937 Gibson OO

I signed up to do a build along with an online forum I post in.  Basically an experienced luthier will lead a virtual build, and everyone will do the same shape and use the same top wood.  All other details may be changed as much as the builder wants.

So, this is a Gibson OO build based on a 1937 plan.  I’ll be doing two, both 12 frets to the body.  Soundboards will be Lutz spruce.  Still finalizing the remaining wood choices for both.  Leading contenders are flamed maple and cherry for the back and sides.  Neck wood is up in the air for me right now. Choices of: flamed maple, cherry, walnut, amazon mahogany, spanish cedar and possibly ipe.

Here is a pic of the plan with some rosewood choices for fretboards.  It looks like east indian rosewood on the left.  I’m looking for opinions of what is on the right.  These came from the shelf of Martin wood that I bought.

Gibson OO plan

I’m going to make a form for the body on this build.  I hope to start that and have it done in the near future.

 

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