You guys might remember John from Doberman guitars posting up a few months ago giving a discount to the first person who takes him up on a build. Well, it wasn't me. I was beat by someone else. BUT, I did like the looks of his stuff, and we got to talking about doing a 9 string, so I commissioned a build. We went with a new design of John's, and a 27-30" fan. The specs are: Neck: Black Korina and purple heart stringers Pups: Deathbar Lace Frets: Jumbo SS FB: Birdseye maple, black binding, black inlay (see below), luminlay side markers Scale: 27-30" (7th is vertical fret) Body: Black Korina Top: Burl maple drop top Finish: Stained with poly finish Hardshell case Controls: Volume, tone, 3 way switch Tuners: Schaller locking Strap: Schaller locks Here's the basic design (a couple of things have been tweaked). And here's a neck mockup he's sending me to try!