Ever since I was a tiny little ponytail with a guitar strapped around my neck I got goosebumps when I saw Thom Yorke performing, and especially when I heard his '72 Tele Deluxe. I always wanted one.. but because I'm pretty geeky I thought it would be cool collecting the parts and assembling it myself to make it as close to Thom's guitar as possible. So I got the diagrams, schematics and parts list from the Fender website and took off. Pretty quickly I stumbled upon an ash tele deluxe body for a very good price. It's build pretty much according to fender's specs, so I took the shot and bought it. We'll find out later on how well everything will fit. After that on my hunt for parts I knew I wanted a genuine '72 tele deluxe neck. Fender sells these parts, but only in the US. Luckily I found one on Ebay, brand new in the box, that ships to Amsterdam for the same price as on the Fender website. Probably first thing that I will start doing is painting her black! I bought nitrocellulose paint (because I like the way it quickly relics, and it give a less thick layer on the guitar). My biggest concern so far is.. the pickups. As far as I can find out, Thom always kept the original '72 pickups. I havent found any of those for sale so far. I've seen (and heard) the '72 reissue pups, but I don't hear too many good reviews about them. Maybe anyone here has tips and tricks? Will update soon!