I've always loved Lang's all-black tele, and wanted to build one like it. Short of ordering a custome body and neck from Warmoth ($$$$), it was impossible, because a flame maple trans black tele body is hard to find, but then a black NECK is almost impossible to find. Then this came up in my reverb feed today, and I jumped on it. It's not a thinline, but it's the closest I have found while trolling ebay and reverb for years.... Flame maple over Swamp Ash. Routed for 2 HBs. It does require a control plate, so it's not back-routed like Jonny's, but it will still look cool. The only downside is the pickguard holes... I'll have to figure out a way to hide those, because I'm not going to use a pickguard, that's kinda' the whole point... So now, I just need a neck... I've got it narrowed down to 2: one is actually ALL black, like Jonny's... but it's from Hong Kong, so not sure how good it'll be... I've read mixed reviews... it's a 9.5" radius tho, and jumbo frets. I'll have to steel wool the back down to a satin finish, but that's no big deal. Just worried about the fretwork mostly. http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148343&icep_item=321798257555 The 2nd one is a Kmise neck, again mixed reviews, it's rosewood (which is close enough to black, lol) over maple, sating finish on the back... 12" radius, medium jumbo frets. And Amazon, so it would be easy to return if necessary. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015DZA0OW/?tag=tdpri-20 What do you guys think? I realize both necks might require a bit of fitting, and maybe even a little fret end dressing, both of which I'm fine with. Both radii are fine, my current teles are both 9.5", but I have always wanted to try a 12"... I doubt there's a ton of difference (unlike the FMT tele I recently tried- 16" radius... did NOT like that neck).