1 drmilktruck 3 days ago I got the new guitar built for me by Jesse Brown (johsonrod on Gretsch-Talk) at Brown Bear Guitars. It's an ergonomic guitar modeled after the Boden 6 by Ola Strandberg. The chambered body is highly figured swamp ash with an also highly figured quilt maple top. The neck is maple, from a Steinberger Spirit guitar, as is the vibrato tailpiece. The pickups are a TV Jones PowerTron in the neck and PowerTron Plus in the bridge, in black finish. The bridge pickup is splittable via a push-pull on the volume control. No tone knob. The finish is tung oil. As many people can testify, Jesse builds great guitars. The body exactly fits the template I sent him. The finish is well done and smooth, beautifully highlighting the grain on top & body. The parts fit together well. The whole guitar weights 6.5 lbs but feels much lighter on the strap. As might be expected from an ergonomically designed guitar it hangs in perfect playing position seated or standing, with the lower curves aligning it with my thigh seated, either in classical style or traditional rock playing position. The PowerTrons are a perfect match, Gretschy but with more midrange. The coil split adds a thinner sound to the bridge pickup without too much of a volume loss. No one would mistake it for a true single coil pup, but it's a nice alternative. I mostly play blues and classic rock so this guitar fits that. Another great piece of work by Jesse. For the details of this build - look here:New Build Project (non-Gretsch)The name is a mashup of .strandberg*, Steinberger and Brown Bear.