Well after doing a lot of reading, questioning etc, etc, I basically have a rough idea of the ideal Roscoe "for me". Here is what I have so far, if anybody can offer suggestions, advise, opinions, alternative views, please do so, I'm "all ears". Don't know if I'm asking for more trouble by confusing myself even further but I'm not set on this yet so I am probably going to chop and change till the final specs are settled. What I'm aiming for:- - tight, quick,focused lows, suitable for fingerstyle playing favoring more towards the bridge pickup, - punchy mids which a clear and articulate, - sweet high mids to highs - NOT harsh and agressive. - decent enough Slap sound with both pups on. - neck which feels very comfortable for a player with smallish hands and not a long reach up to the 1st fret - weight around 8-8.5 lbs Here is what I've come up with so far: Shape - Century Signature Body - Alder - maybe Ash?? Neck - 5 piece Wedge Maple/Purpleheart/Maple , unless people can convince me a Wenge Wedge is better or should I just go with the standard 3 piece Maple/PH/Maple.....?? Neck Shape - Thin profile "C" shape Scale - 34" (is this really going to make a big difference to the reach up the neck to the 1st fret compared to a 35" scale??) Fretboard - Cocobola (possibly spalted purpleheart - what do you think ?) Top - still unsure with this?? any ideas??? Pickups - Roscoe/Bartolinis Preamp - 3 band Bart pre (not sure on the Aggy, maybe too harsh???) I think that's pretty much where I'm at. Please feel free to voice your opinions, advice etc, or tell me I'm dreaming and completely off the mark and need to go back to the drawing board. Any help is really appreciated. Thanking you all in advance.