Happy to share this, though it really is a bit of a teaser in that I don't expect to see much of anything on this guitar for a couple of months at my request. I don't know how many of you have had the chance to interact with Rich Chaffins/Agape Guitars, he is a pleasure, great sense of humor along with a thorough understanding of guitars. I had the chance to meet Rich at a guitar show on Long Island. He brought along a few guitars, three of which were stellar in their own way. Two were his "Eve" (T-style) model, one was more of an "S" style. One of the Eve guitars had the most comfortable neck I've played, silly smooth, fantastic profile...whatever it was, my hand just floated over it. The other was already sold and being shipped out to Arizona, but was my choice for best tone of all the guitars I played that day, and I loved the look. A few people remarked about the "S" guitar as being more "S" than the original, and it sounded amazing. Since meeting Rich, we've kept in contact via Facebook and here on TGP. I don't know of anyone who responds faster to a message, whether guitars, food, life...whatever. Just a really terrific guy. The decision to have Rich build a guitar was about as easy as it gets. After some discussion, we're going with: - Eve (again, a T-style) - Semi-hollow, no F-holes - Carved for comfort, arm and tummy, which Rich does specifically for each guitarist. If I were local, he'd actually measure and fit me to the guitar, but we'll do it via pictures. He's got the process down. He'll round out all the edges. - Mahogany body, mahogany top - Bird's Eye Maple fretboard on a maple neck, 10" radius, 1 5/8" nut width, in a "D-ish" profile. He'll use the Eve from the show (sold to someone local to him, thankfully, so he can measure it again) as the template for mine - Offset dots, larger side fret markers - McNelly pickups, type to be determined, but likely a Cornucopia Bridge and Stagger Swagger neck - Knob and switch layout to be totally out of the way of the strumming/picking area - Going for a "rustic" look, but not a relic, really just letting the wood be wood and look like wood, in some kind of stained rusty brown I play classic rock, modern country and blues. I want something with clarity and power, I gave Rich examples of what I play and sounds I want to hear and he is confident that we'll get there. I'm not going for crazy switching, trying to get less complicated as I play. As far as look, I'm giving Rich a lot of creative leeway. He knows I really liked that guitar headed to Arizona, I'm pretty sure we'll head in that direction, though that one had a Koa top. Colorwise, that would be a good starting point. So, it's in the works, probably a late October or early November delivery.