Well, here are the final (I hope) modifications to the project (I was with the Luthier till 2am!):
the violet stripes are purple heart stripes (I didnt know the name of the wood in english). SO the neck it a 5 piece pauferro with 2 stripes of violet.
The body is going to be made of Tzalam (not Salam). ITs also called Caribean Walnut. Its harder than black walnut (so I guess it probably has a brighter sound). The colour is more uniform than black walnut. I never seen it used for an electric guitar, but Martin has limited series acoustic guitar made of Tzalam. ITs an Eco friendly substitute of Walnut. I could ve gone with mahogany.... but Im bored of mahogany and decided to try this out. Besides, aesthetically the Tzalam back will be a better match fo the walnut root burl on the top.
All the parts that were supposed to be made in padouk are going to be made of thuya root burl instead (it looks much better). This means that the F holes and the neck inlays are going to be made of Thuya root burl. The neck inlays are going to be thuya root burl/abalone/thuya root burl splitted blocks.
The F holes are going to be binded with sicomoro (similar to maple) for better contrast between the walnut root burl and the thuya root burl.
The headstock will have a walnut root burl veneer to match the body. The truss rod cover will be made of thuya root burl.
The electronics back cover is going to be made of thuya root burl.
It will not have a tone control, and it will feature the same bridge as the fixed bridge PGMs.
Today the Luthier is going to buy most of the woods, so unless he cant find some of them at the supplier, those are the final specs.
I really hope he can find all the woods involved, and I cant wait to see the work in progress. This Luthier is an amazing guy, and a Friend. If this turns out as I expect, the next one will be modding my RBM1 (new neck and top).
Well... I ll be posting as the work developes.