Hi everyone! I've recently finished uni and as a reward to myself I'm building my own vintage Tele (first DIY guitar). The reason I chose the Tele is that I was recently inspired by a couple of vintage relic Nocasters / Telecasters. I tried a couple of new Teles in the shop but I didn't like them at all. However, the shop also had a Custom Shop Nocaster Reissue and boy do I fancy that baby. However, given the price tag, I'd like more customization than I'm getting with a premade custom shop, and since I didn't like the modern Teles I came to the conclusion to make my own. I'm an engineer and woodworking skills aren't exactly my thing, however I do like pencil / CAD design so I decided to go design the model in Inventor and find some place to have it CNC manufactured. This forum and it's members have been a massively helpful resource so far and the CAD model is almost finished (based on T. Down's design) and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who's contributed to this knowledge pool. Of course I will also share my designs and build experiences once it's been successfully manufactured. Cheers, Max Disclaimer: Shameless copy & paste from my other post in the DIY section.