Just got this in the mail (the photo, not the instrument). The builder, one Josh Rieck, would like your feedback on his design. (email@example.com)
I'll start: The recessed headstock, Novax fretboard and compensated bridge/tailpiece look like they'd make for good playability and appropriate string tensions. Overall, I like the design...looks like Buckleman meets Wishnevsky (there's that comparison again). Negatives: unless the action is very low, it looks like the C and E strings are too close to the edges of the fretboard. I don't know what that pickup is; it looks like one of the cheapies Fender used on its Korean-built 5-string, in which case an upgrade is called for. Personally, I think the horn & point are a little too slim and inelegant, but that's a matter of aesthetic taste.