Hi All! I've been trawling the internet for a few hours (or days, not sure - time doesn't seem to exist normally right now) and I can't find the answers I'm looking for so hope someone here can help. As the title suggests, I'm trying a Telecaster build. I've never owned a Tele before and my wife bought it for me last year as a birthday present. It started off as one of those 'everything included' kits and it's gradually changed to the point I've replaced a lot. I'm at the stage where I've painted, finished and prepped everything and just about to put it together. Here's where I'm stuck. I have 4 Main questions: 1: The wiring on my pots/switch seems to have an extra wire from every diagram I've seen. Is it safe to just cut? Is it the white one? Why is it there? 2: I've bought a Tonerider humbucker for the neck pickup as I don't want a scratchplate. This might seem really obvious but how do you attach it to the body? The screws it came with are flat (to adjust height) but nothing to attach it to the wood. Is that something the pickup frame mounts will hold in place (when they arrive) 3: I've read a lot about 'shielding' the chambers. Is this necessary? Also, is 'earthing' necessary? 4: The neck sits REALLY high. That's not right is it? It's got the same hand written number on it the guitar body has so I figured there must be some kind of quality control and it's maybe supposed to be like this? I've attached pics and will try to answer any questions but I'm honestly a total noob at this (sorry if any of the answers to my questions are super obvious) Anyone who can help, or even any pointers at all I would be very grateful for. Thanks so much in advance!