So who out there can understand what Thomas is talking about so that Bill can figure out how to construct the guitar of Thomas' dreams?
Here's what Thomas had to say about the project after he saw these photos: http://faculty.cua.edu/lantry/guitarforthetom/index.htm :
It actually looks REALLY nice. It looks like a cross between my les paul and my sg, which is cool.
He wants a midi pickup on it, as opposed to an amplifier pickup, preferring it be built in:
But here's where Bill thinks he's going over the top, and maybe even getting a little scary:
Could you put a motor or something in it so that the body can vibrate and create a drone or something? I'm thinking a battery (maybe 9 volt) into a dial controlling off to on and then speed of motor as you turn it more. This should probably be located on the bottom face opposite the knobs across the bridge. Also can there be a compartment on the back in which I can screw in a vile of my own blood.
Yes, he's our son, and, yes, we hope he's kidding (about the blood). Any advice on what kind of vibrating thingie with dialable variable speed would do the trick, and how can he hook up a changeable battery?