Same report as on BaM, just spreading the joy.
It's a cliche by now, but the pics don't do it justice.
Redwood top, ash back
Mahogany neck w/ blackwood board.
Powertron in bridge pos., TVTron in neck
3-way blade switch, 3-way toggle for series, tapped, and parallel.
This is one killer guitar. In full humbucking mode it is very Les Paulish, especially with the tone rolled back a bit. With the tone on full it gets more gretsch-like.
Tapped it does bright, aggressive Tele sounds, even sounding vaguely Strattish, and parallel covers the mellower aspects of a Tele.
All that "Tele" stuff I count as a bonus. I wanted a killer humbucking guitar, and figured we might as well do coil-tapping.
As with everything Bill makes, you get useful sounds with the volume and tone in all positions. Tone at zero in humbucking mode, you can do that sustainy cello-like tone that Page did occasionally and Fripp did all the time.
Roll back the tone a bit in HB mode for LP fatness, then switch to tap and bring the tone to full - no loss of signal.
The bridge pickup is set slightly hotter than the neck in humbucking mode, so that they equal out in tapped and parallel.
So many more tonal possibilities I can't remember tham all.
Full tone report later - this is just initial impressions from the dropoff last night.