My avatar guitar - G&L ASAT Classic. Incredible guitar, particularly the quality of workmanship and the pickups. MFDs are something special. Very jazzy clean with the tone rolled back, country with the tone up around 8 or so, and full-on rock 'n' roll when you add a little gain.
Another vote for CLC. I built a Sassafras 12 double-paddle canoe, and a Mill Creek 16.5 decked canoe from their kits. Very cool little boats!
Those were both stitch-and-glue boats, but you'll also find strip-planked kayaks there, too. More labor-intensive, but beautiful.
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