Thanks for the comments and hellos!
I would absolutely love a rosebud copy but I just know that the price is too steep when I have two kids to put through college!!!
I saw that someone on the board here posted some pics of his warmoth and they looked nice! playability is what I would be mostly looking for - my ibanez is the best playing guitar that I have ever played. I pick up every guitar when I am out and have had nothing come close.
I thought of trying a carvin like JK from dso uses, i could probably do one of those for about the same cost as a warmoth, I just love the jerry horns too much!
i will keep thinking about it. I am working with a woodworker to build me a JG 3 12 hard truckers cab. I should have it by thanksgiving.