Hey guys, same as a lot of people on here, i want to do a les paul build, BUT it has to be the right build. So, I'm pretty handy, but doing a scratch build is out of my league. I'm looking to get a pretty specific guitar out of my efforts, and the big thing for me is I want to be able to have a factory correct gibson open book head stock (for obvious reasons). Next is neck width. I'm a beefy baseball bat kinda guy, and have to credit warmoth's fatback as being my favorite neck contour. Lastly is finish. I'm looking to do the finish myself and I want to get a pretty accurate pearly gates finish. I play my stuff hard, and I want something that'll wear away fairly quickly through abuse, but also want to fade it naturally over time with standard everyday sun light. I'm thinking like in a year or two i'd like it to look very different form natural wear. What i'm hoping to get and work on is a precut, carved, routed body, and a neck that has fret slots on a pre-binded fret board. The rest I feel confident i can do myself, such as carving of the neck shape, head stock, inlay, wiring, finishing, and hardware installation, gluing of the neck to the body, etc. There is a 59 BYO kit that caught my eye that has a close enough neck shape for what i'm looking for, but i'm afraid info on weight of the wood, fitment, quality, and headstock shape is a little all over the place. If anyone is reading this and wondering what specifically I'm hoping to build for myself, just think if you could get a true nitro finish figured top R8 with a pearly gates finish. If someone here sees this and is willing to help me out with a body and neck, I AM WILLING TO PAY, if the price is right of course. PLEASE HELP!