Howdy. I've never done a NGD but love reading them. I'm not so good at making a gripping narrative to go along with a NGD post, but I know how much all you lot like photos so I thought I'd make one for you. Here's my new Tele build... As you can see I went with some wood with... Character... I spotted this very Goncalo Alvez neck on Warmoth a few months ago and fell in love with it, so I started concocting what kind of Tele I wanted to build around it. In my "research" I saw a 'Fender Limited Edition Lightweight Ash Telecaster' somewhere on Reverb and fell head over heels for the tortoise PG on the mary kaye see-through blonde body. I love the sound of a tele neck PU, but I could never jive with the lack of body contours (blasphemy for some here, I know...) so I decided I would be getting all of the Warmoth body contour options; heel, arm, and belly contours. It makes for a nice, light tele, that feels like a strat but sounds like, well, a tele.. The body is Roasted swamp ash in Alpine White. I went with Alpine White rather than a translucent white finish simply because it was available and I am too impatient to wait once I have something stuck in my noggin. So I finally sold the Green Gibson LP in my avatar on Reverb, and decided to start the build a few weeks ago. I sourced all the misc screws and pieces off of Warmoth. I found a Fender bridge plate for cheap on Reverb, as well as a DiMarzio Twang King neck PU. The tuners are Schaller locking, from eBay, that I replaced the button with some pearloid buttons I got from StewMac. I decided instead of ruining some expensive pots with my poor soldering skillz, I went to Sigler and had them craft me a control plate with an S1 switch 500k pot, and a push/pull 500k pot as well as a 4 way switch & Orange Drop .047uF cap. I had DiMarzio custom build a Chopper T with gold rails, which to my suprise wasn't much of an increase in price at all. This is the same PU configuration that can be found on the Richie Kotzen Tele, but I was unable to find an aftermarket bridge PU, new or used. With the S1 switch I can get out of phase in series or parallel, and with the push pull I can split the bridge to the inner coil of the Chopper T. I'm a sucker for gimmicky coil configurations, I love exploring the different sounds I can achieve with a single guitar so I always go for the extra options. Here's the neck close up, I love the stripes: And that about does it. Hope you enjoyed my humble-bragging picture dump!