Part 1 - https://www.tdpri.com/threads/ngd-classic-vibe-custom-part-1.939733/ Some of you are aware of the troubles I had with this project - won’t even bring that up here, but want to thank all of those who took the time to share their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm as I problem-solved my way through this. In the end, I have an absolutely FANTASTIC playing guitar, that is now done and - as of today - joins a very happy guitar family. Seriously though, I love this place and if it weren’t for the many lifetimes’ of know-how here, I wouldn’t have even taken this on. Anyways, on to the good stuff... (Pictured here with my 59 slab board thin skin Strat. Not pictured - avatar guitars - AV64 Tele and Lacquer 60’s Jag... I think I have the pre-CBS rosewood era tributes pretty well covered. Those two are at my jam-space with my Orange amp.) Squier CVC body and saddles remain. The neck on the original was too thin for me, but I always wanted a 59-62 style custom. So, we’ve got an Allparts slab board neck with a satin nitro finish, c-shape, about the same profile and thickness as my 60’s Jag, except with 9.5” radius and slightly taller than vintage frets (my happy place). Sold the other neck to fund the allparts one. Also sold the other pickguard with pickups and all the other hardware in a package deal to fund the electronics - 4-way switching, 60’s spec pots, and @Bootstrap Palo Duro pickups, which are RW/RP and are all they were reported to be - full, balanced, articulate and responsive. REALLY loving them and are every bit as good as the 64’s in my other Tele, just in their own way. The neck pocket was perfect and the allparts neck fit really nice and tight. The thing really vibrates when playing unplugged, even with the thick poly on the body (which has a stunning grain pattern/match and is just a two-piece, as best as I can tell). Really pleased with how it came out and to have learned so much, even the pitfalls along the way. Thanks again!