About four years ago, maybe four and a half, the next door neighbor where I have my shop came wandering over one Sunday and said, "Hey, what are you building?" After that, he was out there nearly every weekend doing mostly observing. He asked a lot of questions, naturally. The guy had quite a bit of woodworking experience, but he isn't a guitar player so he'd never attempted or took part in building a guitar. After awhile, he started saying things like "I have an idea. Would this work?" and things like that. He was good with tools, so I started tasking him with cutting and routing bodies, etc. Our friendship grew from the creating, sharing ideas, building, and relishing the look and sound of finished guitars. He recently decided to take a job in Boston so he put the house up for sale. It sold in six hours, leaving him with a scant five weeks left here in the desert. I told him he'd been such a big help over these last few years that he needed to do a build for himself to take with him, despite the fact he doesn't play. I gave him free reign to pick from all the wood I had lying around and then I covered the cost of a neck, hardware and electronics. This is what he came up with. It's funky, for sure. And that single-coil-sized 'bucker really rips. One of his ferrules on the back is off a touch, but for his first build from concept to finish, I think he did a great job.