Hi, (sorry for another thread on getting input) After having fun with my first guitar build (a Telecaster), I'd like to try something different and more custom. A different sound and different style. I'm not a very good player, so I don't have any strong desires other than "different" and looking awesome. Here's what I have in mind: * a custom shape of my drawing. I'll start with a telecaster shape and make the horn more subtle, but keep the body curves more like a Tele instead of the round-ish LP. * set neck, because I think they look elegant. * humbuckers for a different sound * I scored some beautiful Koa. Pictured below is a bookmatched piece I just resawed (and I have a lot left!) * I'm going to put that Koa on top of a Walnut body. I'm planning on walnut...because...well my local hardwood dealer didn't have any 8/4 Mahogany in stock and because that Koa on top of a dark Walnut might be cool? Maybe? And ebony-black fingerboard! * I'll hollow out the Walnut to reduce weight. Already bought the Walnut piece so don't talk my out of that unless you have a very strong opinion ;-) I haven't decided on scale or bridge style. Tune-o-matic bridge looks elegant to me, but I know these require an angled neck. I have no idea whether I'd like a tremelo system, but the rear tremelo covers look hideous to me. And while the Fender Jazzmaster tremelo looks elegant, I hear it kills sustain. So sort of leaning towards tune-o-matic. No idea if I would prefer 24.75" scale or stick with 25.5" scale, but for being "different" perhaps I'd just give a 24.75" scale a try. Which means I might just be building a Gibson-style guitar without the curved top and with a custom shape. (though I'm also undecided on angled vs. non-angled headstock). I need to track down some kind of neck template to guide my cutting. I had no problems finding plans for Telecaster necks (and ended up just buying an MDF template). Not having great luck finding comparable plans/templates for a set neck. How long is the tenon? What shape is the tenon? Are there other tdpri.com-like forums out there catering to this crowd?