Hey everyone, It’s been a while since I’ve done an actual new build thread. It’s been a couple of years since I built a guitar in fact. Anyhow, a friend approached me a while back about doing a Broadcaster style Tele. So I spent some time studying plans and drawing up a set of templates based on said plans. My templates are based on drawings that were created by Ed Hawley if I remember correctly. I also had the opportunity to compare the templates to my friends 61 Esquire and they seemed to match up very well. Most recently, I spent some time building and testing a couple of jigs to route the curved truss rod channel and to drill the holes in the ends of the skunk stripe style maple necks. With all that completed, the time finally came to start building. So a couple of evenings ago, I traced my template on the blanks and roughly bandsawed the bodies out. I’m building one for myself too by the way. It’s hard for me to resist a good blackguard tele ya know! It’s not much yet, but it’s what I have so far. Bandsawing on the old Delta... And a pair of bodies! or at least the beginnings of... Here is the prettier of the two with a Phenolic pickguard laid on it. I can kinda picture it if I use a little imagination. The bodies are one piece, ultra light swamp ash. They both have a density of 2 pounds per board foot or a little less. So they should make for some nice light weight guitars. I hope to have some more updates soon.