...yeah, that part. So, my first guitar project is proceeding and I'm buying parts for the project. I have a 2017 'vintage' fender tele which I absolutely love and decided, in order to learn more, I'd get a cheap clone, strip it & replace pretty much all but the body & neck. It's now dawning on me - and this is the mistake - that I'd be putting good parts onto what I'm starting to realise, is a bad body and neck. I'm spending a reasonable amount of money on parts. I've got some wilkinson machine heads, a Gotho/Wilkinson adjustable saddle, tonerider hot classics bridge and neck pickups and I'm in the middle of getting some other decent electronics - either CTS pots or possibly fender ones, along with a new control plate and knobs. So yeah, nothing ridiculously fancy, but equivalent to the parts on my real tele. I'm thinking I may cut my losses on the cheap tele I got and sell it on eBay as a partscaster project - all the parts I took off it are bagged up neatly. I'll probably take a loss of 40%. Why do I think the neck and body are bad? Because it's a $100 guitar and ... they just don't feel or look quite right. I've had a quick check of the neck scale by doing a comparison with my fender tele - and what scares me is some frets align at the bottom and top of the neck, but some in the middle are out by as much as 2mm. That's not good. The body has very visible seams between SIX different wood sections and the neck pocket has a very loose fit. If anyone can convince me this is just fine, that would be good, but my gut feeling is, if I'm going to do this right, it would be far wiser to buy a quality neck/body kit.