I've finally finished tweaking my most recent build and built a speaker cab. Time for another guitar! I'm down to one electric now, my custom hollow walnut machine and I'm very pleased with it. For those wanting to see it, check out the build thread here. http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/356403-experimental-hollowbody-build.html#post4514067 The last page has the most up to date pics. It has a Duncan Antiquity dogear bridge pickup and a Duncan firebird neck pickup. I love the tones. I want to build one more that has a little different flavor and I'm kinda torn. Here are my thoughts so far. Might be nice to have another just about like it, though I'd split up my P90/mini set and make one guitar with two P90s and one with two firebird pickups. Might be nice to have some Gretsch flavor, so maybe something with filtertrons. Might be kinda nice to have something more Fender flavored. Maybe a Jaguar hybrid of some sort or a Les Tele. Things I don't want/can't have. Long scale. Tendinitis in my wrist kills me on 25.5" guitars. My hollow is a 24.5", which works fine for me. My son has a Blacktop Jaguar P90 and I do also like the 24" scale. 24.75" is definitely the limit. Light weight is a must. I don't like wearing boat anchors. Now, I still have some well aged black walnut and I'll probably use that. Now that I've figured out exactly what walnut is as a tonewood, it makes it easier to work with. Walnut is not easy to get to sound like what you want. It has it's own thing going on in spades and trying to work against it is a fool's errand. It is heavy on the mid range, bright on the top and bass heavy as well. I guess you could say it's well balanced but it has a LOT of everything. The sustain is crazy. Its heavy. It's HARD and very stiff. Much stiffer than maple, though not quite as hard. Walnut has no flex to it at all. So, my leading candidates right now: A twin for the one I already made but with different pickups. I'd leave the bridge pickup in place on my existing guitar and install a matching dogear for the neck. I'd use the mini from the neck for the new guitar and get a matching mini for the bridge. The low output firebirds fairly well cover my Fender jones, as they'll twang pretty good and are nice and chimey. A Les Tele tele/LP hybrid. This would have to be a short scale, though and I don't know how that works with tele pickups. A smaller set neck chambered solid with Filtertrons and maybe a bigsby. An outright non reverse firebird with minis. I dig the look but having never actually played a firebird of any kind, I'm not sure how wise that is. I'm mostly just a rhythm player in a kinda country blues/Americana type style so I don't need to "cover bases" or any of that business. I play what I play and as long as it sounds good, I can make it work. Most of my stuff is solo work and playing with a band is the exception for me rather than the rule so I prefer guitars that have a nice full sound with plenty of bass. I play clean to a little bit of tube overdrive. Never use any high gain stuff at all. Don't even own a dirt pedal. If the amp doesn't dish it out, I don't use it. My main amp is a vht special 6 into a 2x10 cab loaded with old Utahs from a 60 Bassman. I mic it if it isn't loud enough. Some tremolo and slapback are the only other effects I use. Any opinions welcome. Mainly, I'm just hoping to get some discussion going so I can hash this out. You guys often bring up points I miss, so feel free to make suggestions all you want.