Just finished my first build from scratch. I have a bedroom that is my workshop. Some tools but don't have the money for fancy tools.
Most importantly is the sound..how it looks is not prio 1. It must be functional. I like builds that are true artwork, but like I said not most importend. Conservative builder.
Before I started to make guitRs I followed some violinmaking courses. It helped me look at an other way by approaching the build itself.