In our inaugural Show Us Your Gear Gallery, we feature the go-to instruments of our readers.

"After acquiring the previous guitar (""Brownie"") I needed a fixed bridge guitar with a classic tone, so I built Paula. The body is American black walnut, shaped to be a mix between a Les Paul and Tele. The top is black poplar root. It has a bolt-on solid wenge neck with Indian rosewood fingerboard that's 1"" deep (bigger than a boatneck, more like a baseball bat) and has a 12"" radius. It has strings-through the body, Nashville Tune-o-Matic bridge and 3x3 standard Gotoh tuners. The pickups are Kent Armstrong-designed Chinese-made P-90s. It was one volume and one rotary selector control. This guitar took me almost a year to finish working one Saturday per month in a friend's shop. I've started building one more guitar now - once bitten with the building bug, you just can't stop. - Kaos Axiom"