I first heard about TDPRI with your $100 telecaster build challenge... i was really impressed with the results of that, and thought it looked like a LOT of fun. So much so that it inspired me to kick off a "Home Depot build challenge" on sevenstring.org, a site i frequent fairly regularly. As you might guess, i play primarily seven-string guitars. I love the extended range, and the wider necks feel really comfortable in my hands. I've only recently become interested in Telecasters... my brother's wife bought him a really nice Mexican Tele a few years ago and that started the ball rolling. Last year, i worked with Rondo Music to design a seven-string Tele-style guitar called the T-7 Texan. After working on the specs for a few months, they produced a short run of them in their Korean factory. We tried to get fairly close to "modern vintage" spec, but obviously had to design new pickups and a proper bridge for it. I'm not sure how it would stack up against a "true" Tele, but it's definitely scratched my Tele itch. I just installed a Fender 4-way switch yesterday, and i'm loving it. I'm mostly a humbucker guy, so i'm surprised i'm liking the T-7 as much as i am. Having the series switching option now gives me that beefy tone i need sometimes. (click the thumbnails for a full gallery) My rig consists of a fairly simple yet complicated setup running a Boss GT-6, modified Tube Screamer and an ISP Decimator through a Mesa/Boogie F-30 head and two Thiele cabs. I also just bought a Blackstar HT-5 head and two Blackstar cabs for practicing at home and for recording.