I am close to ordering my first Thorn and I would greatly appreciate some advice. I am considering two options. 1. An all mahagony body and neck w/ dark brazilian rosewood fretboard Or 2. Same as the above but with a quilted maple top. Very similar to #68 on the Thorn gallery. Per Rons sage advise, if I go this route I will add ¼ to the thickness of the body to retain some of the low end. I am looking for a guitar that takes high gain well- I want the thick Black Sabbath tone. Ive heard people describe the all mahagony or korina bodied guitars as tone machines. Would the maple top detract from the tone I am shooting for? Rons maple tops are so profoundly beautiful it is difficult not to want one, but I want this guitar to be all about the tone. I am thinking of putting a Fillmore in the bridge, a Goodwood in the neck and some single coil in the middle for additional tonal options. I emailed Ron twice and received a lot of good advice and guidance towards the right guitar for me. Any additional advice would be appreciated. Thanks.