I was thinking about trying it since I have the parts...the pickup will be a 56/57 Tele bridge with TS neck...with an out of phase switch. I saw and met GE when were playing in Lafayette Louisiana back in 99...he walked over on his break and checked out my band..and we did the same...I thought he had a killer bridge tone that night...and briefly spoke to him about it...its said it fattened up the sound vibrating off the wood instead of a the metal bridge.Anyway I was going to sell this Tele... but backed out..its too damn good of a player. I think the half bridge would look pretty good on this body. Has anyone tried the direct wood mount? and what did you think?