So I have been doing a lot of reading up on tele history and researching parts availability etc. And I now have a better understanding of some of the terms I see being used here questions 1. what distinguishes a 52 black guard from the other years like 51 and 53? jack cup? fender patent pend bridge? tuners? decal? pups? knobs? pickguard? 2. I want to do an exact as possible replica. so I guess I need to get swamp ash body instead of the alder and poplar I was looking at? 3. what about fretboard radius neck profile? did those vary? what about freets? 4. I see there's not neck drawing from Terry Downs. what specs do I need for the neck. Is there a correct drawing available? 5. just about every picture I see of a tele is without a bridge cover. Was that because everybody just took them off and threw them away? or was that an option? bear with me. My dad used to say " dammit boy you ask a lot of questions"