I'm posting this here, since it really has to do with Chris being a Small Company Luthier, although this project was initially revealed in a thread started on the Amp's forum. I eMailed Chris and asked him about the new guitar and whether I could share some of this info, and here's what he wrote... "The new guitar idea is not really a secret. - Maybe the details of it's construction, since it is very different and original. I had the idea a few years ago and have now time to do something new again. It's basically a small body double-cutaway hollow guitar. The innovative part is a unique but simple floating bracing system inside the body, where the bridge and pickup is mounted to. Sound travels from the inside out throughout the entire instrument. The shape of the guitar and it's interior construction are essentially making the sound, very unlike conventional solid bodies. The strings create the tension and balance of the response and sound the guitar produces, similar like acoustic instruments, but without the resonance that can create feedback problems with louder amplification. I love large carved archtops and also very much like small light semi-hollow guitars. I like the responsiveness and liveliness they provide over straight forward rigid solidbodies. This new guitar uses an entirely new principle of generating and balancing sound. I hope and believe when it's all finished it may well be the most responsive small body guitar ever made. It will look and handle like a solidbody but feel and play somewhat like an acoustic guitar, just without the problems that each of these designs present. I hope to have it all ready sometime in July. Have to wait for the finished product before I can add up all the time and parts to figure out the price. Stay tuned and thanks for your interest. Chris" So there you have it!