So I've built (with the help of some talented and resourceful buddies) two guitars so car: a Thinline whose headstock grace my newly created account's avatar, and an ES-335 semi-hollow. The prior is based on- and closely follow the spec close to the original, and the latter, is a bastardized 'use what works and inject some own style and crazies' brown burst 335 with a Parker Fly headstock. Yes. I'm not afraid to experiment, and untraditional when I can be. Learning from the two, and as I grow more fond of the classic Firebird, Johnny Winter's tone, I'm itching to build my third. Fortunately, the folks in Mojotone seems to have what I'm looking for in a pickup, so I'll be using their sets of Johnny Winter firebird PUs. Talking to a friend about this build, he suggested a unicorn idea to use a single piece of mahogany slab for the build. Insanity! Or am I? As an Architect, I know a single piece of wood is structurally better as a say- beam. As a player, I know that jointless body-and-neck section feels better on my hand. Secondly, what style of guitar to match? I'm wondering if you guys can chime in your experience and thoughts on this, here's what my other side of the brain is saying about this: - finding a good, 1 piece of mahogany slab isn't easy, and costly. - mahogany is dense, but soft compared to maple or ebony. Will a one piece survive the build? Will it hold tone? - Reinforcement would probably needed on the neck and body transition part, carbon fiber? - what style? LP? FB? Tele? Strat? LP, while it's my preferred shape for now, would require an even larger size of slab. FB looks funky, but it'll be less convenient to on the stand. Other considerations, based on my preference would be an ebony fretboard, look aside, it'll help accentuate the high freq harmonics the PU offers, while the mahogany neck carries the lower end freq. So... is this crazy?