$45 Rondo body build I was curious what could be done with the $45 bodies offered by Rondo and use of low cost parts. I completed this build with $220 not counting the finishing supplies. The neck is a nice two peice maple with skunk stripe off the bay for less than $50 shipped which I stripped, refinished and did a complete fret set-up. The pickups, pickguard and bridge from GFS. The pots are high quality 250s, Fender 5-way switch (first time I have used this switching and it is very impressive). The tuners are sealed and seem to be pretty good quality, made in China. TUSQ nut, Stewmac knobs and plate. Super slinky strings. This also the first time I used a six saddle bridge on a tele and I am not sold. It wasn't that much easier to get to a good intonation. Maybe I would feel differently with brass or better quality saddles. I am very satisfied with the result. It is has an amazing variety of tones including a nice tele twang! I do have considerable time in this project, mostly because I wanted to show what could be done for a small investment. The body is a three peice alder with nice grain (not matched). The guitar wieghs in at 7.2 pounds. It is worth the $63 shipped price but you will have to drill string holes. It was nicely sanded and sealed. I used two coats of shelac and several lights coats of satin nitro sanded with 600 to 1500 grade and buffed with steel wool.