Hello All, Im new here. Lurked for a while- you guys have great wisdom on stuff. But now I need to ask some specific questions. Been playing forever but this is my first build. Ive been on sabbatical for the last 6 mos and I finally got bored out of my head. Decided to build something before I started breaking things. I knew it was going to be a "first build" with both "first build" frustrations as well as quality. Made plenty of mistakes, loved every minute of it. Heres what I have Black ash body body from Supra Tone in St. Paul Maple neck with ebony fret board from WD Music Wilkinson premium 60s WVS Alnico 5 pickups Wilkinson 54mm Vintage Tele six saddle bridge. 920D Custom Loaded Pre-Wired 4-Way Oak Grigsby Control Plate for T-Style Guitar Other random Wilkinson parts got it all put together. Soldered in the 4 way switch- tone pot isnt working, talking to the dealer about that. Someone gave me a Guitar Center gift card so I figured Id have them do the final set up. What I found out was that they dont currently have a "guitar tech" but do have people who have been "through the training." Got a call from GC, tech didnt like the saddles in the bridge, strings kept popping off. He was right, I noticed that when I strung it up the first time. Reccommended some graph tech saddles, I said that sounded great. Got another call, he said he couldnt get the intonation set quite right. Had the screws dialed back all the way so they bottomed out. He said "the bridge wasnt set back far enough." Thats where the bridge pick up route is as well as they pilot holes are drilled. He said "well you never can tell the quality with the kits." This isnt a kit. I researched the parts, thought I bought good ones. Spent not a small amount of money. I know the Wilkinson stuff can be hit or miss but Im not playing professionally. Just bangin around with friends. The pickups sound great. Everything else seemed to work just fine. But I can tune the thing up and it goes about a half step sharp from there. The other problem is that the action is WAY high because it frets out at the 13th fret on the lower strings. I know I can take that to a luthier and get it fixed. But the intonation problem is a problem. Is it an issue with the bridge? I really dont think the company drilled/routed it out incorrectly. Could a different bridge fix it? Im not averse to getting a new one, I didnt spent TOO much on this one. Anyway. The thing is gorgeous. I did a great stain job if I may say so myself- stew mac merlot, dark, with an underlying coat of black. Looks incredible with the ebony board and pearl pick guard. But I really dont want to have a pretty piece of wall art. Id like to actually play it and have it be mostly in tune. So any of your combined wisdom would be deeply appreciated. Thanks.