Hi all. Time for a new build! I'm actually pretty far along with this build already. I couldn't decide if the project was interesting enough to post, but I've been taking pictures as I've gone along, so here it is. Here is the Photoshop render/drawing. It's pretty unremarkable, with nothing too quirky going on, at least not at first glance. It uses the same body shape and headstock as many of my previous builds, in fact is my fourth one like this! I'm just too fond of the ergonomics if this shape. Here are the bullet points: - Use almost entirely bits and pieces from my junk drawer, like pickups, bridge, tuners, nut, frets, lacquer. - Light weight! Even though I rarely play standing, I just love to pick up a lightweight guitar. I also like the acoustic response of a light guitar, it just tends to resonate nicely when played unplugged, something which may or may not get reflected through an amp. - Quad lipstick pickups. I have two GFS dual-lipstick humbuckers that I never quite gelled with, so I'm going to disassemble them and spread them out as four separate single coils. The wiring scheme will be irritatingly simple. - I will continue my experiments with a long tapered neck joint. - The relic part... Every time I'm in the finishing stage of a guitar, something small and annoying goes wrong. Usually a sand-through, dent, scratch. And working towards a perfect mirror finish every time gets pretty tedious. So I thought it would be a nice change of pace to not worry too much about it. So I'm planning on a thin nitro finish, a little matted, scuffed and dented, then frozen to bring out some checking. A little corrosion on the hardware perhaps. I think it might a little bit of harmless fun to pretend that my guitar was designed in the 60's, and played by some gnarly rock musician ever since. - For the finish, maybe a Mary Kaye white? I've also considered a translucent telecaster-style blonde, or maybe a Fiesta Red.