First of all, I'd love to introduce myself. I live in KC, have built (or bolted together) 3 teles, and am excited to have found this forum. I'm a bit of a tele slut, though, as I've also been known to rock my '79 ES347, my '88 SG, my Jazzmaster RI, and my '95 strat plus with handwounds. Long story short, I've built three teles...and through no skill of my own, I hit a home run on the first one. Built it to '52 specs (painstakingly, other than more of a '60s style neck pup) and it just rips. After building it I kinda got hooked, although I have about as much as I'll ever need out of a tele with it. The two builds since have been a bit of a disapointment--one was just a few parts I threw together so it had low expectations. The other was cool (silver with a rosewood board), it just wasn't quite as awesome as my '52 copy. Anyways, a bandmate fell in love with it and his wife just bought it from me for Christmas, so I have some build cash burning a hole in my pocket. Here's what I'm looking to do...I already have the "classic" tele, and I kind of feel like I won't be able to do any better going super traditional, leading me to a couple questions before I start tracking down parts: 1. I'm tempted to get a mahogany body and a mahogany neck with an ebony board. I'm pretty well set on either a 'bucker or p-90 in the neck, but what will a traditional tele bidge pickup sound like with mahogany? Will it lose all it's growl? 2. This is probably heresy, but has anyone done much experimentation with building teles to a shorter scale? I have a bunch more questions to come, but I don't want to have my first post be a russian novel. Thanks in advance for all your help.