A guitar boiled down to its essential elements is not a bad thing.   I enjoy making something that is going to sound and play like a finely crafted concert quality instrument minus most of the extraneous decoration.   The builds go a bit faster and the simple aesthetic is refreshing.   This customer picked out a colorado spruce top and some spalted western maple as the splash of decoration.  Honduran rosewood binding and head cap were added along with Gilbert tuning machines to complete the look.