I'm working on my second tele project that's almost done (tungn it up then stringn it up)...first project was a tele that I tryed to come exact as possible to 51 nocaster specs as possible including tmo-fat neck, lightweight butterblonde nitro swamp ash, blend wiring using all vintage parts (crl1452 brown phenolic type, vintage luxe period correct capacitor, correct cloth wiring,nos Allen Bradley,vintage switchcraft jack,ect), correct milled cup jack, nos nocaster waterslide decal, correct tuners, strap button, and repro knobs and bridge imprinted with a 51 blackguard nocaster # i liked from a book...and of course the custom shop pups! Whew, did I leave anything out?!? Oh and the relic job that required much studying of nachos blackguard book, youtube and threads,which came out surprisingly good for a first timer! Tough to tackle for a first project huh? Posted it on eBay for $1000 at midnight on a Friday and when I woke up Saturday morning at 8am it was Sold (regret!) that was fast! Guess it was good one! And then I got into cutting my own bodie thanx to Ron kirn! Did a few bodies (sonic blue relic,blonde, unfinished) and sold) now building full guitar again from scratch: chambered ash body with Indian rosewood top W/ F hole, rear route,and 52ri's...I know my"whole life's story" here but I'm looking for an inexpensive back up guitar that's good so I don't destroy my DIY I slaved over... I see guitars like the gfs and they look like they do good copies...never played one but they are super cheap (way cheaper than a DIY guitar) and the quality don't look to bad either...I've used their pro pickups and liked em! So who's your favorite inexpensive copies?!? Anyone use gfs? Anything else like that out there? Whatcha got?