The next project is going to be a rebuild. I bought a cheap tele kit and a battery powered amp a couple of years ago and stuck the two together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-168_dviOw
However I never applied any finish to it and chunks of it are very rough. So the next guitar project will be to take it all apart again and do it properly. It actually plays quite nicely so there is the heart of a half-decent guitar in there.
But also on the list of projects is:
Finish the recording and mixing the current EP in progress.
Record and mix the next two EPs that I've got lined up.
Recycle bits of my old hifi amp and build into an auratone type speaker.
And we'll probably need to start on another band EP before too long as well.
So I'm not sure when I'll get round to it. Given the need to work in the garage it will probably be a summer project next year.
Oh yes, and here's the sample video of the new guitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA-H3o-k90I&t=6s
just on the camera phone so quality ain't great but it is illustrative.
I've stuck some slightly heavier strings on it now (and worked on the set up a bit) so it actually sounds a bit zingier now. The last bit is unplugged and that's where the difference is more pronounced. :)