... and sometimes you win bigtime!!! I was lucky enough to score this from the original owner and friend of the luthier. This is a Michael John Bly original work. Micky filed And was granted US Patent 6,255,566 B1 in July of 2001 for:”UNITARY GUITAR CONSTRUCTION.” https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/7e/ef/91/441d962e153459/US6255566.pdf He is a guitar builder here in Michigan, Ypsilanti area I believe... It needs a bit of TLC as the previous owner didn’t play it much, but holy hot damn!! It’s truly something The guitar body, neck,and headstock are all a single piece of hand carved lightweight mahogany. The top is a thick flamethrower cap, and it has extra wide binding laid around. All finished in pure sweet antique honey nitro baby!!!!!! The neck is a slugger down by the nut and tapers nicely to a pretty fast upper register. Haven’t checked the fret radius, but it feels like a 7.5 maybe 8” non-compound. The USA Carvin Blades are surprisingly ok for now. The wiring is strange and I haven’t opened it up to see what exactly it’s doing... it works 100% flawlessly, but I think there’s something more magical going on under the hood as I’ve never heard a tone control do what this one does.. it’s almost like an ISF.. I got it for seriously cheap. Like next to nothing cheap. Like paid more for the family to eat at McDonald’s after picking it up cheap. Like unreal, can’t believe this is happening, can’t believe this is happening cheap.. If anybody has more info on this builder or this guitar.. fill me in!