I hope I did it right on this second try; I'm new here. Here's my first attempt at building a Tele body from scratch. I live in Oregon, and the thought of using CVG Douglas Fir for the body seemed perfect (it's the State tree) and I love that straight grain. I used the updated E plans from TDowns that can be found on this site, and had the power tools at home to give it a try. What started out as a gut-wrenching knot of fear and excitement ultimately wound down to the drudgery of wet sanding & polishing, but I think it was worth it. I bought a used CV Custom Tele for the neck, tuners, pups, etc. to get it up and running when the body was done. It's routed as a Tele for future options, but finished as an Esquire. Many thanks to Terry Downs- his plans were fantastic, precise, and greatly appreciated.