Thanks for checking it out. The logo is a name given to me by friends who liked my home brew beer some 20 years ago. Yes, it is a pun on my last name "Diklich". Inspiration for this one came from a Bennedetto arch top that looked equally dark, almost like an old viola. The ebony pickguard inlay will show flying fish fleeing the dorado and should brighten things up a bit.
Now, how does it sound? The Pagebucker wiring harness with the 4 push/pull pots lets you dial in scads of tonal variations, and I really haven't explored all of them yet. The luthier who wired it and set it up said the sustain was remarkable and that the setting that put the two pups in series "is really cool, with all the crunch anyone could want." Unfortunately, I couldn't define crunch if you payed me. Lindy Fralin recommended his 8K/9K pups to me because of the wiring. His comment was that the sound of these pups combined with all the tonal variations should let you dial in just about any sound. I am playing through a Roland Jazz Chorus 77 and usually add an effects pedal. All that clean sound really emphasizes the effects, from metal to blues to country. Alone with the JC77 chorus is also a treat.
I'm 57 and just started playing electric again after a 25 year accoustic layoff, so all my sound comparisons are lost in my failing memory. My "phenominal" rating for the sound of this one must be taken with a grain of salt. I'll post again when the final inlay are done, and should have had the opportunity to let more ecclectic players try her out by then. I'll let you know.