I can't comment on the plugged in tones as I didn't have the time before the show got too busy. But I did get a chance to strum it a bit unplugged. The guitar was extremely responsive and lightweight. You wouldn't think so with an ebony and walnut body but these are semi-hollow guitars, at least this one was. The craftsmanship is incredible as you can obviously see and that same detail is carried through to the setup and fretwork. I remember the radius being a bit on the flat side (which I like) and was nice and playable. The stepped fingerboard binding did not feel odd at all. It felt smooth and comfortable. I remember that the overall tone was focused and detailed. It had a nice high end shimmer to it that I liked. The low end was tight and articulate. The ebony in the body seemed to function like they do in necks with a strong fundamental response. It had a nice dark tone that I like from the walnut guitars I have built. The only thing that I didn't like was the sculpted volute, but I don't like volutes so go figure. But it was sculpted perfectly. The man is obsessive about every detail. I asked Joe how many hours he puts into these and just about died! I hope to make it to San Diego this summer and hopefully FGC will have another one on display.
I have to say that your guitar are as equally beautiful as any Jesselli guitar.
I'm astounded at your designs and quality.
Compared to Jesselli, your prices are a steal. Same quality and 1/4 the price.
That deserves another WOW!!!