2nd Rehab on this Koa Guitar. This was my entry in the 2014 build challenge and my first build. I modified it with a better idea for the bridge using a lefty bridge and did some experimenting with pickups. I have built 4 multiscales and have come to the conclusion for me I prefer the single scale. Strings and pickups are designed for the single scale. On my multiscales I had a 2 inch spread from 25 to 27. This makes the base strings have more tension and in my experience makes it harder to balance the output of all the strings….loud base strings and very little way to adjust on single coils. Multiscales seemed like a good idea but have their own set of problems. They did make me appreciate the zero fret and I now incorporate that is all my builds. So….I wanted to get some use out of this koa body and I really like this pickup configuration. Koa wood is very heavy and I had not chambered this guitar…this being my first build…The original build was a koa drop top on alder. I planed down the alder back and glued up a mahogany back for it. I chambered the koa as much as possible. Had this piece of mahogany in the shop. I no longer use mahogany in my new builds. The quality of the mahogany we get here in California is not very good. The local furniture makers in the area have all switched to sapele so I have as well. After my mods the rehabbed guitar came in at 7.83 lbs. I shoot for 7.5 lbs on my builds so this is not too bad. I had this neck from another earlier build that I was not happy with so I salvaged it. There are a few cosmetic flaws in this but it plays really well with really good action at 1.5mm string height at the 17th fret. The pickups. For the neck pickup I have two Bill and Becky Lawrence single coil (noise free) pickups. One is a neck strat pickup and one tele neck pickup. These are mounted in an slotted humbucker cover. I have them wired in series with the ability to “coil split “ (ground out one of the pickups and get back to a standard single coil neck pickup). The bridge pickup is also a Wilde noise free. I have a push pull pot on the tone control pot. Pulling up grounds out the the second single coil in the neck.