A while ago I built a thineline partscaster. I swaped a no name solid body for the thinline, and although it sounds fantastic, I can't helt but miss the feel of a regular solid telecaster. There's just something with that feeling of purity and directness that you just don't get from any other type of guitar. So I decided to get ahold of another neck. You can never have too many partscasters, right? The pickups in the thinline were made by David White. He was one of the first custom pickup winders, and his work is kinda revered. They are probably worth more than the rest of the new solid body will be when it's done. They are easily the best single coil pickups I have ever hear (though admitedly I haven't tried that many). The neck pickup is deep yet still clear, soft but still with a certain bite when you hit the strings harder. I'm thinking of moving them to the new build, as I think that's where they will really shine. So that leaves the question of what pickups to get for the thinline. I don't think I will manage to find another set of David Whites, and even if I did they'd probably cost more than I am willing to pay for pickups these days. I've thought of tryin to find some 70's Maxon, since I like their humbuckers, but their tele pups don't come up very often either. Another option I'm considering is ditching singles altogether, and go with a 70's Gibson minihubucker that I have lying around. They are pretty popular in teles I believe. If I remember correctly, it's got both sparkle and bite, but not quite the depth or responsiveness of the singlecoil. I worry I will won't be as happy with it if I switch to another type of pickup. The problem is that neither the thinline nor the solid body have pickguards, so there will be nothing to cover up any routing. There's no going back once I decide. So, what would you guy do? Any thoughts, advice, or other suggestions? Mind that I don't really care about the bridge pickup in the thinline. I'm using it mainly for jazz, so the bridge will mostly just sit there for the looks.