Going for a Billy Bragg vibe, a bit like his Burns Steer (which is too odd as a guitar for my liking): http://www.imuso.co.uk/directory/reviews/electric-guitar-reviews/burns-steer.htm Only two jobs turned out to be tricky: getting the bushings in for the tuners (Warmoth certainly don't make them oversize!) and soldering to the pot casings with a wimpy 25W iron. In the end some plumber's flux helped it stick. Warmoth alder body, flame maple top, greenburst, Allparts b/w/b pickguard, Warmoth Vintage Modern neck with ebony fretboard, 22 vintage-size stainless frets Fender repro Klusons. Quite easy to line up using a clamp and a short ruler. "F" neckplate, because they're more interesting than plain ones. Wilkinson compensated 3-saddle vintage bridge (the green around the pickup screw is a reflection of one of the kids' toys). Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack pickup, which is incredible (the neck pickup is the matching one). I used 500k CTS pots and a 0.022 Allparts Vitamin Q cap. I think it would be muddy with the usual 250k and 0.047 cap. It's wired in the "modern" Tele fashion: bridge pickup only/both pickups/neck pickup only. I thought about coil splitting but decided not to bother in the end, and I'm glad I didn't because the tone is just right as it is. It sounds thicker and warmer than my Strat, but there is a full range of tones available, and I can get it quite spiky if I need to. With both pickups on and the tone control set halfway, it's a lovely sound. The sustain is out of this world, even compared to a Les Paul (I've had a couple of them at various times). And that's my first ever guitar build.