Comments: I wanted a Les Paul style guitar. I really wanted all the bells and whistles “ Jimmy Page style set-up with coil splitting, reverse phase, and parallel to series switches. Bought the flamed maple kit and sprang for the upgraded electronics (outside source) and humbuckers. I also acquired some Gibson odds and ends “ speed knobs, truss rod plate, pickguard. Finished it off with a roller bridge, Grover locking tuners, and Bigsby tremolo. I used black dye to raise the grain of the maple. Sanded it back and applied several coats of a green dye. Used the black to give it a burst effect. Finished with 9 coats of tung oil. Great sound, and solid feel. It has a place of honor among my other guitars.