Howdy fellas. I'm not great at introductions, so I figured I'd just jump in head first. My name is Aaron, and I'm a relatively new guitarist (been playing a little over a year). My first guitar was a Squier Telecaster, and I've really just fallen in love with the Telecaster platform. I love the look, the feel, and the sound. Anyways, I've reached the point where I know this is something I'm going to stick with, and I've started looking at getting another guitar. I've decided that I want to build it instead of just buying it so that I can get exactly what I want. I have over 10 years of experience as a woodworker, so building the body should be pretty easy. I posted a thread similar to this one on another forum, but it died off pretty quickly and I still had questions. The main thing is that I don't know a lot about the electronic side of things. I mostly play classic rock, punk rock, and a little bit of country, so I was thinking of getting a Humbucker for the bridge and a single coil for the neck. One recommendation I looked at was a Seymour Duncan Little 59, which is a single coil sized humbucker. I don't know much about it, but it looks nice, and to my untrained ears it sounds nice. I'm not sure what neck pickup to pair with it though if I go that route. Here's what I was thinking for the body. I want to make it out of Alder and top it with some extremely nice Quilted Maple. I want to dye the Maple green, and have it fade into black, with the sides and back being pure black. I also want to do a high polish on the body, as well as possibly do double edge binding. The pattern I plan on buying is for a Thinline, only I'm make it a solid body instead of semi hollow. This is pretty close to the color/fade I want. For the pickguard, I'm thinking of using a Thinline style guard. I like the shape, and it shows off a bit more of the wood. I'm not sure what color to go with that. Maybe pure black, or maybe black pearl? It would be really cool if I could get one in black with just a bit of green in it. Hardware wise, I'm thinking that matte black and chrome would go great with the green/black body. I am open to suggestions on what hardware to get. For the neck, I'll probably go with Warmoth. Building a neck from scratch is a little bit more than I want to take on for my first build. I think a Flame Maple shaft with a dark Indian Rosewood fretboard would probably look good with the body. My hands are pretty big, so a 1 3/4" nut might be a good idea. I like the standard thin profile of my Squier, so I'll probably stick with that. How do you guys feel about compound radius fretboards (10" to 16")? BTW, lets just assume the budget is $600-$700 just so I don't go super crazy. This is one of those things that I'll probably build over a period of time, so the budget is going to be flexible. Thanks in advance fellas. Any advise or suggestions are welcome. I think this is going to be an awesome project, and I look forward to learning more about building guitars.