Hello all, I thought that it would be great for all of us builders to have a chance to show us, and to tell us all about, any guitars that we all have made that we felt "broke new ground"...new designs that solved old challenges...or a piece of work that the builder feels has fundamentally steered the guitar into new waters...or even, a feature that you personally pioneered that may just represent a notable advance as regards the guitar... This thread is intended to give the builders a chance to show what they feel have been pivotal personal works, and to explain why they feel that their given examples are pivotal works. At the extreme risk of sounding highfallutin (did I spell that correctly?) I ask that we all give examples that are beyond cosmetic appointments, are beyond "the first time that I did a great fret job", and the like. 1) Do show groundbreaking work of your's that you feel is advancing the guitar as an instrument...and feel free to explain why such is advancing the guitar. Be wordy if you wish...tell us all about it! This is guitar history in-the-making, and as such should be documented! 2) Do show groundbreaking guitars...designs of your's...that helped to solve mysteries that you had chosen to explore, and to master. Write at whatever length that you care to, in order to help us to understand your thinking. Certainly, the group of builders that comprise the family of TGP "builders" are incredibly talented, and indeed (IMO) are the "Cream-Of-The-Crop". It is the intent of this thread to "show-off" a bit of the innovation.. let me make that clear...innovation.... that our best builders have. I am certain that our very best will educate us, enlighten us, and help us to appreciate their groundbreaking experience, talent, and vision. If there has indeed been advances in the design of the electric guitar, chances are very good that we can see some portion of these right here in this thread. Builders, take it away.