This one didn't take me as long as my first build (a replica Gibson V - took a year). I based this on a Jackson Dinky template that was uploaded in the Luthiery forum, but took a lot of liberties with it and essentially made (what I strongly believe should be made today) is my ideal BC Rich Gunslinger. THIS is the type of axe they SHOULD have been building the past few years. Specs: Poplar body Maple neck (very thin, flat profile) Roasted BE board (16" radius IIRC - could be 20") SD Custom humbucker Hipshot bridge and tuners Brass nut This guitar is LOUD acoustically and rocks pretty good (well, for my crappy skillz). It still needs to be set up better, but otherwise it works great and I'm pretty pleased with it.