Hello all! First post here, wanted to share the build I'm in the process of assembling. A little background, I've always been a huge Telecaster/Esquire fan, mainly due to the Yardbirds and the first Zeppelin album. I've owned Strats and I currently own a Gibson Firebird, but there's always been something about a Tele that I keep coming back to. I've always really wanted an Esquire and never had the means to do anything about it. Until now, of course! Initially, I was considering purchasing a Squier Classic Vibe Custom Telecaster and turning that into an Esquire, but after considering all the stuff I wanted to change out, I realized it would cost about the same to assemble everything from Fender or Fender-licensed parts, with which I could ultimately create the exact guitar I wanted, which, in this case, is a transitional '68 Fender Esquire. What sealed the deal though was a picture I saw on here of a member's '69 Olympic White Esquire with Rosewood fretboard. After seeing that, I knew I had to make one of those. I've already started purchasing the parts and I'm happy to say that by the end of this week, I should have or have ordered all the parts I need for this. Here's what I'm getting: -Genuine Fender SS Telecaster Body Alder in Olympic White -Fender licensed AllParts '60s Telecaster neck with Rosewood Board (7.25" radius) -Fender '62 Custom Bridge Assembly Initially I was planning on picking up a '67 Custom Shop Tele bridge pickup, but that went out of stock, and since I needed a vintage bridge with '60s saddles, this worked out well and cost me about the same as the CS '67 pickup alone, though it may not be as "vintage accurate" to '67/'68 specs as I was planning, though it should be close and ultimately sound great. -Fender CTS 250K Split Shaft Pots (2) -Fender 3-way switch -Luxe Radio 64-70 Esquire cap kit Ceramic Discs and Carbon Comp Resistor. Not sure if anyone has ever used this kit, but it's period correct which is super cool. It's not listed on the Luxe site but I e-mailed and Donovan (who I believe runs Luxe) said they had a few left in stock -AllParts Switchcraft Jack -Fender '70s 'F' Tuners -Fender 'F' Neck Plate -Fender Pure Vintage '60s Knobs -Fender Strap Buttons and Butterfly String Tree -'67 Style Esquire Waterslide decal Decided to go for this over the CBS-style logo as these decals were used well into '68, look cool, and were adhered to the actual Esquires as a waterslide decal. Pics will happen as this gets built (I hope), but any comments and discussion are encouraged!