I built an electric guitar body with maple, pine, and some GFS New York pickups and other parts I had lying around, with fairly common tools. (Band saw, router, orbital sander, drill, clamps, screwdrivers, glue… ) I used big leaf maple that was rough-sawn to 78" thick, and 1"x8" select-grade pine from the lumber store. (Pine is light and resonant like spruce, but too soft for professional instruments.) I have a lot to learn about the whole process, but it turned out playable and looking about how I wanted it to. However I can hardly play it because my practice time went to zero while I was building it!