Good afternoon! I’ve been lurking here a bit as I get ready to embark on my first guitar build - more on that then. A LITTLE BACKGROUND: 25 years old Pennsylvanian. Grew up on mid 90s-early 2000s country till some friends in middle school got me into rock. Rock spurred my guitar interest (along with the help of guitar hero). I got my first guitar around 12 and took some lessons for about a year before I found other interests. Then after about another year, I lost interest in guitar completely. In this time I found a love for classic country music, and then freshman year of college, blues. Blues reinvigorated my interest in guitar, so I picked up my Strat I hadn’t touched in years, and pretty much had to reteach myself the basics. I lacked the focus and patience for any formal lessons (or video lessons) from that point forth, so I’ve developed my playing style from putting on Pandora Radio or YouTube jam tracks and trying to replicate sounds I’ve heard from other players. WHAT GOT ME HERE: I’ve been wanting a Telecaster for a couple years, but haven’t been in a position to make the purchase. I decided a couple months ago that I wanted something that replicated Vince Gill’s telecaster. Thus began my interest in building my first guitar and my google searches on Telecaster info routinely bring me here. There is a ton of knowledge here, and it has been great following. I am in the preparation and planning stage of this build, and it has morphed into something quite different than just a ‘53 Tele replica, and I will likely be leaning on this forum throughout the build, so I wanted to at least introduce myself.