As a bass player I found it hard to play the 6-stringer decently, therefore I developed my own 4 string guitar.
This one’s got a steel top, 08 millimeter, handhammerd into a nice smooth curve and recurve. All the parts are made from brass. Handwound Alnico 5 pickups.
The body is made from cherry, as is the neck, quite soft, but doesn’t seem te give any problems with straightness. Normally I use maple for my necks, because it is very hard. I was a bit supprised that the cherry seemed to work so well, even though the neck is quite long and thin.