For argument's sake, I have purchased one of the "luthier's kits" from Ronin that contains a redwood body blank and two Foilbucker pickups. (I'm not saying I did, and I'm not saying I didn't. ) I'm curious about your spec suggestions and who you would entrust with such a project. To keep the suggestions inside the frame of what I would spend money on, I intend for it to be a non-trem guitar with a 25.5" scale. The builder must be in the U.S. and willing to take on a custom build with some customer-supplied parts. Ready... go! EDIT: Nic @ Island Instruments is going to be the one. More info to come.