Getting a little bored and local sales are down for vintage SS gear so going to try assemble/build a couple of Telecasters using internet supplier parts. encompassing a lot of searching of suppliers. Reading up on builders, known flaws in orig. designs. Actually quite a few builders and they all seem to focus on one thing; Getting the tone and response right. eliminating those peculiar variables that effect tone, sustain etc. materials used, solid body (swamp ash), maple neck bolt on, etc. using the bridge neck pups (no humbuckers), And going black trim theme on both. I've given up on fixer uppers, the search is bad enough and you don't know whats inside. If I sell I'm going after the players not the collector... From what I glean is they're usually looking for a new sound or fix what they're playing. At least I can list exactly what's in them and the tele is long embedded to players. ================= Going with semour duncans on one, maybe both with the stl3 and another neck model. https://www.seymourduncan.com/picku...id_ref=5ae37b480112f?__uuid_ref=5ae37b4801175 Babicz rear bridge apparently kills the tuning variables found other bridges. http://www.fullcontacthardware.com/fch-reviews http://www.fullcontacthardware.com/fch-tele-z-series-single-coil-pickup -- Got two necks on order, one from stewmac and one from china that's actually from Canada. LOL. Seems to be a shortage of reasonably priced necks all around and bodies for the better woods, too. -- Got quite a few parts from guitar fetish including swamp ash bodies clear nitro lacquer. also intend to line the ash trays with shielding. -- stewmac had a 4 position switch on the control plate.. has 250k pots but may have to bump them up to 500k.. what a frigging pita finding that assembly versus building them? The 4th switch position puts pups in series, should be interesting.gotta find a parts list bottom end and so my own. considering prices for these misc parts? I can see why people go to asia to get them. usually free shipping, too. Well that's the basics so far, any advice on pickups would be helpful to try another route. Seems like the posted will make a screamer out of any tele. also wondering if its worth going with these fast change out pickup wiring? Thanks.