Artists use this
If its good enough for my uncle, then its good enough for me. Chambered, it is still a little heavy, about 13 pounds? For the same price, if I didn't mind waiting, I had the usual bulky neck custom made as thin as one of those Ibanez super thin necks. I just sent the neck I wanted it to be like. 3 months later, these treasures appeared at my door. Or if I wanted to have a few thousand as I bought in bulk. I had them shipped to Vegas, no sales tax, and went and picked them up. ...I guess that would work only if you can even get this luthier to do this for you, and you are getting a dozen guitars... otherwise it guess it makes no sense. If you live outside of CA, then you are clear on the sales tax anyway. They are made near Santa Cruz, CA.
Between his and the music man guitars, everything i could need in tones. I must have 20+ Music Man & 12 Turner guitars, but only 1 of the other types, like Fender start with a hum-bucker, Les Paul & SG. And I never ever use them.
This can give you a semi-hollow or piezo sound without an extra guitar, its a real "all in this one" guitar...if you can afford it. I was fortunate to order many of these at once and was able to get them to my own exact specs for less than 4 grand each which is crazy cheap for a custom guitar hand-built. (my last order , in fear he would retire or worse, about 8 years ago? this was the price back then but I understand even a used one can cost more now).