Yeah, I remember thinking during the carving video "what is he going to do with the top" when I saw that it was being removed in the process. But I was confident that Tom knows what he is doing and curious to see the result.
It will be interesting to see it with some of the other color selections. Also the truss rod covers he posted on FB look sick too. I was going to roll without one, but after seeing them I have changed my mind. It will be a cool effect to have the fretboard extend up onto the headstock.