Hello all... I've just put together a first tele from parts (fiesta red, roasted maple neck - see avatar) and it works pretty well. A huge liquidambar (Sweetgum) came on our block down a couple years ago and I saved a few good half-rounds from the trunk, so a great reason to buy a thicknesser and make some bodies one of these days. My first guitar was a blue Hondo from Helmut's Music in Ringwood, since then a couple of acoustics and about 5 electrics have come along. Sadly I don't still have them all.