About Bob’s Thinlines, I wrote him personally to give him my input, but since he’s added his “prototype” Thinline to his gallery photos, and because his Thinlines have been discussed here already, I’ll go ahead put my 2 cents in here and share with this club/thread what I said to Bob. I think it’s great that Bob’s doing Thinlines. I’m interested…and my son-in-law may be as well. He was GASing for one last summer. He owns an Epiphone Black Beauty, but he loves my mahogany Tele. And his interest was in a Thinline, I think partly because he wanted a very clean, different sound in his next guitar and partly because of the weight of that Epi LP. I don’t know if he will be interested in this, or if the timing is wrong for him (his business is moving him to San Antonio in a few months, so he and my daughter both have a lot on their plates right now). As for the cutout on the body, I’m not personally as keen on that “lightning bolt,” as Slick called it. As I told Bob, it’s snazzy, but it’s not me. I am sentimental about the look of the traditional “f-hole.” I first learned to play on a Harmony brand Archtone archtop guitar, so that traditional look always takes me to a good place. If I were to get a Thinline, I would want that traditional “f-hole” look. Now, having said that, the idea of Bob using a cursive “L”—particularly his cursive “L” from his logo—for the cutout is really exciting. As sentimental as I am about the traditional f-hole, I might be tempted if Bob does a classy, unique script L for the body cutout on his Thinlines. Another aspect I was not as keen on is the pickguard. I kind of like it, and I like much better than the PG on Fender Thinlines. I’ve never liked the look of that PG extending down to the lower bout. But I think I’d like it better if the guard extended all the way up that horn, like it does on other Teles. Does that make sense? In other words, the only trimming of the PG would be where it would otherwise be in the way of the cutout. What do y’all think?