Or should I say Telebomination? Completed pics of the guitar are at the bottom. Not for the faint of heart or die-hard purists. You've been warned! This will be very long. Sorry. Thought I'd make a thread that walked through the process of buying and assembling an MJT guitar. I searched for something like this, but never found one. Hopefully it'll come in handy to some other person down the road. The kit I chose was purchased around Thanksgiving during a 15% off sale on eBay, which saved me some money. I chose the body and pickup configuration because, well - that's what I wanted! I love the way a Tele feels under my hands, but have lusted after an offset body for some time. Now I've got a beautiful blend of it all. I recieved an email from MJT shortly after my purchase giving me a list of the many options I had to choose from. I should note that Wendy was very responsive to any questions I had, even after the guitar was delivered to me. Guitar Body Specs: MJT Telemaster Body Alder (4.5lbs) Dual Humbucker Route Lake Placid Blue (darker) - This is called "LPB 6" in MJT's world. I requested no yellowing. Light wear Linear Checking I'd mentally prepared to buy this kit for a year or more, so it was surprising that when I finally bought it I struggled to settle on a color. I scoured MJT's galleries and finally settled on the LPB. I considered getting a closet classic finish, but then I wondered what the point of that was. MJT specializes in aged finishes, so why spend the money to get something else? That being said, what they call light wear was plenty of wear for me. Neck Specs: Musikraft MJT branding 21 frets Nut Width - 1-11/16 Standard Kluson tuners Dual acting truss at the headstock 12" radius Maple/Rosewood (I paid $30 for the darker rosewood) 6150 Med Jumbo frets (stainless steel) V-C 88-95 neck profile Dark amber finish with checking I knew I wanted a dark rosewood fretboard with a 12" radius, but that was about all I knew. After a ton of reading I settled on the specs above. The neck profile is highly regarded among internet people, so I figured I'd go for it. It's a handful, especially up by the nut. Very nice for wrapping the thumb, which I do a lot of. Electronics: Suhr Thornbuckers (bridge is F spaced) 500k Emerson pots No-name plastic .22 capacitor 3 way blade I knew I wanted humbuckers, but I didn't want this to sound like my Les Paul, which is on the darker side. I researched a million different low-output PAF humbuckers and settled on the Thornbuckers. When I was procurring supplies, I bought a 5-way superswitch and Suhr gave me the diagram for their Alt T Pro, which offers 5 different sounds. In the end, I just went with the 3-way though. I didn't cut the leads on the pickups, so I have the option to change the wiring down the road if I wish. Hardware (medium aging): White, aged 3-ply pick guard Dome knobs Top Hat Half Bridge - 3 Barrel Waiting, and waiting, and more waiting, and recieving! Not whining about waiting, by the way. Just a way to express how excited I was to get this thing in my hands. Wildwood made the body and that took about 5-6 weeks to ship to MJT. The neck took a week longer I believe. From there, I started getting emails with pictures of the finish, asking me if I was happy or wanted something more/different. Again, MJT was very responsive to any requests I had. Eventually, after 12 weeks or so I got an email with tracking info. Here's are a few attempts at previewing what would eventually become the new guitar. At this point, everything kind of stopped. I went on a week's vacation and didn't want to start the project before I left. I ordered a few things I still needed and was able to get started shortly after coming home.