It is time for me to build a parts-caster. I have been on TDPRI for a few years and have a few scratch built guitars and many other regular manufacturer guitars but I don't own a telecaster. I don't know why I guess I never found the right one except for a friends that his grandpa gave him. I started out with a totally different idea but as I looked around I found a body and neck that just spoke to me. I knew I wanted a pine body but was never really keen on thinlines until I saw this on eBay. I love the grain and the look of it and the price was so right I couldn't resist.