Just completed this project. It's a super lightweight ash body, Bakelite 'guard, one-piece quartersawn maple neck with stainless steel 6100 fret wire and Kluson repro tuners. It has a Rumplestiltskin pickup with a volume and a tone control. No switch necessary! I made it a toploader to keep it as light as possible. I aged the body, neck, and hardware to give it a well-played look and feel. It sounds great and plays great. Total weight is five pounds. This just might edge out my CS '63 Tele as my #1 player.