Ok, so it's more of an assembly than a true build, but it's still going to be my first tele! I put together a strat from parts a few years ago and it's been my #1 since, so when I got a hankering for a telecaster I thought "why not put one of those together too?" Here's what I've got so far: Fender Am. Std. body in "blizzard pearl" Glendale "Blackguard" doublecut bridge for Am. Std. Glendale brass saddles Standard control layout with 4-way switch for added "both in series" sound. CTS 250K pots, .047 orange drop cap, etc. The white pickguard is likely temporary, I've got a 3-ply B/W/B guard on order from Warmoth that I'm fully expecting to like better. As you can see I went with an LP-style jack plate instead of the typical cup. I've never been a big fan of the aesthetics of the cup, and really got turned off when I went to install it! I like the look of the plate personally, although I know some won't. The only parts I don't have yet are the neck, tuners, and pickups. I plan on getting a maple/maple neck from USA Custom Guitars, very similar in specs to my strat's neck. 1 11/16" nut width, 9.5" radius, their "The '54" profile which is a .850" soft V at the first fret that tapers to a .900" C around the 12th fret. It looks like I'll be going with the Gotoh Vintage Locking Tuners, and DiMarzio Area T pickups. I'm hoping to complete the build sometime this summer.