Hey Folks, I thought I would create a thread that documents the process I go through as I assemble my first Partscaster. I have been checking out this forum ever since I got my first Telecaster a little over a year ago, and I am completely impressed by all the amazing “parts” guitars people are making and sharing here. So over this past year I have been researching and probing the forum for the specifics, the opinions, the debates, and the what-not-to-dos and have found a wealth of information. So far it has been a lot of fun collecting all the parts, perhaps even an obsession…hopefully putting this thing together is just as fun, and not a complete disaster . I plan to take pictures of each step along the way to perhaps add something to the collective knowledge of this forum, and again, hopefully it’s not a thread full of what-not-to-dos I imagine this will be a very slow process, as I plan to take the advice of one forum member who said, “Take it easy, go slow. It'll be fine.” I am going to start by posting pictures of all the parts, body, neck, etc…and then the assembly process will follow. Feel free to chime in and let me know what you think… Thanks in advance for any help or advice you might have to offer… it is and has been greatly appreciated! Here is the body I got from MJT Guitars. I really like the way their relics look, and they're pretty cool to work with. This is a Light Swamp-Ash body that has some light aging and checking. Here are the EBAY photos of this body...funny how much more yellow it looks in these photos (this maybe has something to do with the background and lighting -something to consider when looking for a body).