. Get a Tele half-bridge, more flexible for installing the pickups. The key to Twang is the ergonomics of the bridge and where your hand rests, not that it's got a ring of metal around the pickup. The control plate isn't needed, just run the controls from the back side like a regular LP. If you want an inexpensive platform to mess around with, look for an Epiphone Special II used. They have been discontinued so the typical used price around $50-$100 may not last long. They have a tele-feeling neck carve. .