I'll be honest, I always loved those early own designs from Ibanez and I owned an early eighties Artist in Natural which sounded amazing but weighed as much as a grand piano. So a couple of days ago I traced a Les Paul and flipped the thing over to create the Artist outline on a piece of plywood, to make myself an Artist routing template. And today put it to use on a plank of pine which splintered at the upper horn. Luckily, I had enough pine left to glue another piece on there. But the thing is, with pine you can't used a Tune O Matic and stop bridge because the wood is too soft to actually keep it secure. So I knew I had to add a top which was sturdier than pine and I had some pieces of walnut lying around which came from an old closet. As for the neck, I'm going to use a Washburn neck which I had lying around on this.