I promised myself I wouldn't start any new projects until I cleared my cache of current projects (all are near completion, but not quite done yet). Well, after I saw this, I had to break that promise! It's a two-piece (northern) Ash body, and I can have it routed in any configuration. Since I've been thinking about getting a Jazzmaster (and the Meteora's lineage is closer to a JM than anything else), I'm going to have it routed for Jazzmaster pickups and trem. The seller says the body will weigh between 4.5 and 5.5 lbs, which seems manageable to me, but now that I have a set of Forstner bits, I can affect some weight relief if I deem it necessary (lots of pickguard real estate). In the listing, he said that he can't make any promises about grain, but in email he said he'll try to pick a good one for me. If it has some nice grain, I'll do a stain or dye. If it's not so great, I'll paint it. I could go either way. So that leaves my options wide open. Usually, when I start a project, I have a clear and defined image of what the finished guitar will look like before I buy a single part. This time, I don't even know what kind of neck to get yet. I definitely want block inlays, but I don't know whether to go with maple and black blocks or rosewood with pearloid. The finish on the body will influence the choice of fretboard, and I need to see the body before deciding on a finish! I like the way the Meteora looks in CAR, but that's a difficult finish to get even and consistent. However, if the grain is attractive, I could do a trans red stain. If I go with a solid color, I'm thinking either this metallic green: Or LPB: I'm also considering Pelham Blue and Ice Blue Metalic (pretty much the same color, I think). I also like metallic gold, and BSB is not off the table, either. I was mildly bummed out that I didnt give myself permission to buy that plus-top Tele on Adorama, but now I'm glad I didn't.