Right then! This will be another hand-tool build. As I have said elsewhere, I want to complete ten guitars before I reassess my approach to things. I am making another LP-type guitar with some minor differences planned: 1) Thinner body perhaps 40mm on the mahogany 2) Chambered both the body and the underside of the top 3) Cutaways for comfort higher fret access, small heel and a subtle belly carve 4) Double-action truss rod 5) My own headstock 6) Slightly different tenon design 7) Honduran mahogany for the body and neck, but an ebony fingerboard, mother of pearl inlays and a solid cocobolo top The caveats above aside, I will aim for a very 59-ish feel, with perhaps more of a 60-ish neck. The carve, like my last guitar (The Loveshark), will be based on my own interpretation of the 1959 top, the details of which come primarily from looking at a couple of real bursts here in Tokyo numerous times and taking copious notes. I couldnt measure them directly, sadly, but I was able to spend a long time checking things like the play of light on different angles and have been fine-tuning my ideas even further. As usual, I will make my own pickups and make things like cavity and truss rod covers from wood. I am still not sure about the binding and pickup rings. Hardware will also be decided upon as I work. This will not be a fast build, partly because I am horribly overworked with my real job and partly because cocobolo will be slow to work and require frequent tool sharpening. I expect, in all honesty, for the guitar to take me six months or more. Its a chance to relax and enjoy making something slowly. Here are the woods I will use: A glamour shot of the cocobolo: As I mentioned in another thread, I wasnt sure whether or not to do a full build thread for this one, but I figured why not, as quite a few people, both online and via PM, wanted me to. I dont know that I will be doing anything new really in terms of technique, but it may all be a bit more refined. We shall see. Posts will probably be less detailed than previously, as people who really want to know how I do things can look it up on other threads or simply ask, of course, and Ill be happy to go into unnecessary depth. Oh, and the guitar is called the Drama Queen.