I have been collecting guitars since I was 10 years old.  Years later, I decided to sell dozens of those guitars in order to buy two 1960's Gibsons.  When those Gibson's were stolen from a venue in 2008, I decided to never buy a guitar again.  From then on I would only build & play choppers.

(chop-er) noun 

a CHOPPER is a custom configuration, "chopped up" from the factory model into custom configurations.