Hi again, and thanks to one and all for the warm welcome. As a couple of people noted the picture is of Syd Barrett, taken by the equally legendary Mick Rock. It's a few years since I looked anywhere near that good, but I'm flattered that anyone could think it was of me. I was under the impression that Syd's double-bound Tele was a 'Custom' (pre-humbucker, obviously), rather than a DeLuxe as someone said. Wasn't the DeLuxe the one with twin wide-range humbuckers and 4 knobs that wasn't a Thinline? I kind of hope I'm wrong and someone will set me straight as I'm here to learn! I think I read that the guitars in question - with maple boards - were made between '68 and '71, but maybe I dreamt that. Anyway, mine is a MIJ '62 Reissue Telecaster Custom from 1994 or 1995. It's a characteristically overcast midsummer here in Glasgow, so not the best light or conditions for photography, but here are a couple of snaps I took before sending the Tele off to quarantine (I'm reluctant to douse it in alcohol or bleach, so I've opted to set it aside in its new case for the week or so it should take for the lurgy to die on hard surfaces instead). Luckily I have plenty of other guitars to play while this one's self-isolating. Anyone who was here at the start of this thread will see it has some way to go to realise the dream of replicating Syd's Madcap Tele. If that wasn't my express aim in buying it I could happily live with it as is....almost - those black tuners are too much as far as I'm concerned, and would have to go regardless. Apparently this one has been upgraded with CTS pots and Fender Custom Shop pickups. Certainly sounded great when I gave it a trial run earlier. Shouldn't be too hard to switch round the few elements required - just a neck swap, white guard and brass bridge barrels and it's done. I actually bought a bridge with brass barrels not so long ago, but can't for the life of me remember where I put it; I will have to intensify the search over the next few days. I've got what I refer to as a 'Serviceman's Tele', whose maple neck could be sacrificed for the cause. It's a great-playing neck, but not the real deal (as far as I'm aware), and I'm not terribly keen on putting fake branding on headstocks, so I might just leave that where it is and try to find a genuine Fender one, ideally Japanese, like the rest of the guitar. Maybe I could adapt the other one into a mirrored Esquire. I think F-style tuners would be period-correct for Syd's Tele, so I'll be lining up a snipe on a set of those pretty soon, though Klusons would do equally well. For now I'll keep it as it is, and enjoy my first real Telecaster. I'm reasonable content for the metamorphosis to be a gradual process, but I may as well gather all the parts I need and do it all in one go.