Well, my twin bro (husband of the flowerbass owner) and I are turning 40 come the end of feb, so being an awesome guitarist I thought he needed a 40 bday guitar. He has no idea what I'm doing, although I've felt him out re a baritone. He said, "they're not much use to me, but a guitar in D permanently would do the trick". So the whole guitar scale is 70mm longer than you're average strat. So he can tune it a whole step down and have regular string tension or throw on some heavier strings get down where the real action is! P.s. remember this is a surprise, so no telling... Here are my templates glued down. I've got the following wood already to be edged and laminated; Neck, f/board, top and back; Victorian ash Body centre section; Kauri pine Decorate veneer; figured blackbutt I may add a pinstripe with some dyed poplar I bought, or not. The design is heavily chambered, although I may rethink that too as he tends to play a lot of heavy rock in front of 4x12s. All the parts came from an Ibanez LP copy that sustained a broken neck (and wasn't worth fixing). The guitar was free to me, so all I've bought so far was timber and a jack plate. Most the timber was left overs too. Got to get this on track as it needs to be finished by Feb 24, 2013... the clock is ticking!