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No. Joyce recommended wings to me after rudder and stab.
I built the wings first. They are easier to store than the fuselage and the fuselage will take twice as long to build with the engine, avionics, etc. You don't need the fuselage to build the wings. Good luck.
I'm still at the EAA hanger in Chino. 15 hours on my plane as of this weekend, 25 to go!
This is a 701 perspective, but I might have quit if I had built the fuselage first. In my opinion it is a real bear, even w/o having tackled the controls yet, and you cannot hang it on the wall or tuck it away easily.
Best sequence in my opinion is rudder (detailed instruction), rest of the tail (less hand holding), wings, fuselage (lot less hand holding), slats and flapperons, LG and controls, finish. Just like the manual. The slats and flapperons are tough enough as well, when you feel you should be able to slap them together in an afternoon. They are like 8 mini wings.
The 701 manual weens you off detailed instruction gradually to the point where you feel pretty capable, of course always referring back to the Standards.
When I began my 601 they gave me a photo guide with text that was step by step. Do they not do that any more?