Hey guys! Finally getting off my ass about making a proper custom guitar, which I've wanted to do for a while now. I have a bunch of design ideas floating around in this other thread but I started a prototype! The design I'm going to be running with for a while is the black lines, just for a 7 (red lines are my initial idea): Proposed specs: 7-string neck-thru; rosewood, maple, wenge, walnut, purpleheart are current laminate component thoughts body wings of black limba top of very possibly myrtlewood, and if not likely walnut or redwood. fingerboard unknown, pistachio, ziricote, or ebony are likely. considering 27" scale. I'd like to mock up a trapezoidal neck carve, too, to see if I like it, especially as Rick Toone is looking to even have one-off private builds license the thing. Enough clamps? Am I doing that right? The facilities fab. manager (henceforth known as "the shop lady") gave me a pretty weird look about this many clamps, but no actual objections. It's some random semi crappy wood that's reasonably soft and I have a bunch of fir (it was free) to make wings out of. If the proto goes well I might throw some nylon strings on or something and make a solid body nylon acoustic w/pickup like scherzo did. I just ripped them on the tablesaw and threw them together, and will plane them to a consistent thickness and then trim the fir down to match. After that I'll very likely chuck it on the CNC router we have, since that's what started the idea in the first place.