Bonus time...and the best way to invest part of that money is with a new Kirn T. I was inspired by the attached tortoise pickguard. So I ordered that and started brainstorming on the rest of the guitar. Reminded me a bit of Prince’s Madcat, but I wanted a twist. So I’m going with a pine body and a flame maple cap with a quartersawn maple neck and black clay markers. Everything with a polished vintage tint. The second photo illustrates what I’m hoping for on the top in figure and finish. Satin finish on the back of the neck. Haeussel TE Vintage pickups, Callaham vintage hardware and 4-way switching. Should be a nice bright-sounding guitar and this is my first with the series/parallel option; I’m especially excited about that. And in a few short months, I’ll be stalking the delivery man.