1 seadevil 2 years ago (Already posted word-for-word on the TDPRI) This is going to be a great guitar. Fully hollow mahogany body (no center block, just a bit of wood around the pickups and under the Bigsby) with 1/4" maple cap, 4-ply binding, and a custom pickguard of my own design (beveled clear with silver painted back). Other unique features are the Rutters control plate with angled switch and the narrow vintage Bigsby handle. It will probably have Gretsch strap buttons as well, but that's a ridiculously minor point. The pickups will be a Duncan Broadcaster and a TV Jones T-Armond in a soapbar mount. In case it's not obvious, this is essentially a combination of features from the early Gretsch Duo-Jet and a standard Tele body shape. I've been thinking about this for a very long time. Alex Crane will be making the body and I will do all of the finishing and assembly myself. I may just take a neck from another guitar for now, but I will eventually get a mahogany and ebony Musikraft neck with a compound radius and a "Fat C" profile.