Lets get this shindig started. Some of you already know who I am, and what I do, but for those of you who aren't familiar with me, allow me to introduce Elysian Guitars to you. I am Adam, Sander-in-Chief and current only employee at Elysian Guitars. You can find my website at Elysian Guitars | Custom guitars for the modern guitarist. It's a pretty basic site that I mainly use to post build progress, but it will be expanded in the near future to include information about models, ordering, etc. My contact info is also on there, because I like to keep open lines of communication. I'm also on Facebook, here. Let me tell you a bit about my build philosophy. First and foremost, I believe in tonewood. It matters. It's not the be all end all of tone, but if you plan your build around the tone you want, I believe you will be happier with your guitar. I'll try anything once. Sometimes that works out quite well, like my carved top drop top, or my drop top belly carve, or my asymmetrical neck carve that's accompanied by an off-center truss rod. I'm always looking for new ways to push the art of guitar building forward, I love trying new things, and I'm always trying to challenge myself to come up with simpler methods. On that note, simplicity is a beautiful thing. My builds are done the old fashioned way, my most technological piece of equipment is my HP OfficeJet printer, it even has WiFi. I have very simplistic methods that result in fantastic, accurate guitars because I take the time and put forth the effort to do things right. My tools are simple as well, I use a Porter Cable router, a Delta drill press, Delta bandsaw, Ridgid joiner and planer, and an onyx sanding table that's freakishly flat, use that to get all of my flat surfaces. I'll eventually build a CNC, but still prefer to get my hands dirty. I prefer hard finishes, namely nitrocellulose lacquer. I've got a ton of experience as a guitar finisher, including spraying finish on the acoustics at Collings Guitars and Allison Guitars. Every guitar leaves my shop with a finish that's to the same standards of quality as Collings or Allison, which is to say a VERY high standard, and a finish that's not too thick or too thin, but just right (0.007-0.008" in thickness). I really like doing multiscales, and I have a method of slotting multiscale fretboards that is not only repeatable, but accurate. I build my own bridges for my multiscale guitars, again simplicity being key, and really enjoy being able to be in control of the hardware in that regard. My multiscale bridges have made their way to my single scale guitars as well, because it's such a simplistic design. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I've been around the block a few times, but I'm an open book. Here's some pictures, enjoy!