Locally sourced timber. Why not? It's not like the exotic stuff grows on trees here, unlike e.g. maple.
The winter is gone for a while (I hope), and the temperature in my basement is on the rise towards woodworking-friendly levels. Always better to not have your fingers stiff from the cold when trying to get stuff done. So, of course I started my second guitar build.
"Well planned is halfway done" is a Finnish proverb. And that's pretty much bull droppings. It's usually not even started. Not that planning isn't a good thing, but it assumes you know everything beforehand. Which usually isn't the case...