Hey y’all. Welp, it seems like I’ll be joining the club, which I would not have predicted just a week ago. My path to getting a Logan starts with my plan to cut down on my gear. I had a bunch of guitars that weren’t getting much use, so I decided that I would sell everything but my #1s (Baja Tele and Pono OM acoustic). So a couple of weeks ago, I listed everything on reverb, fairly aggressively priced, and I’ve had way more success than I expected. I’ve sold three electrics, one acoustic and one amp. Only one acoustic to go (if you’re looking for a steel string Córdoba dreadnought, hit me up for a good deal). However, as I was boxing up my G&L fallout to ship out, I plugged it in and noodled a bit and felt major pangs of regret. I really loved that guitar and the sounds that it could make. I couldn’t get the thought out of my head that I was missing something, so I decided that having two electrics—the Baja and something with a Humbucker—was simple enough (hell, on this site that counts as almost nothing). I love Teles, so started looking at Humbucker options: squier and fender customs, deluxes, thinlines, player HH, etc. I played a bunch at GC and Sam Ash. Nothing was speaking to me. So I started thinking of a partscaster. I am NOT a builder or a handyman, and as I was envisioning putting it together, I just saw weeks and months passing, buying more and more tools, and all of the errors that I was sure to make. That’s when I remembered Logan Custom. I had probably first heard of them 5+ years ago, and check his site every so often to see the latest for sale. But I always figured that (despite the reasonable prices), he was out of my price range. But when I saw the total that I had gained from my reverb sales, I realized I could make it happen with only that money. I emailed Bob last week and priced out what I was looking for: swamp ash body, medium C maple neck, vintage bridge, and I narrowed it down to two of my favorite Tele color schemes: vintage blonde with white pickguard, or black with black. Then, I wanted either a set of Humbuckers, or just one in the neck. Bob was super quick and pleasant with his response, including pickup suggestions. It felt like a lot to consider. Just as I decided I’d take the weekend to think about it, though, I saw a guitar on his for sale page that ticked a lot of my boxes. Black on black, medium C maple neck, swamp ash body, etc. Just two differences: it had a set of Twang Kings, and the finish is actually matte black (the “Matt Black Tele” that has been in Bob’s site for awhile). I asked Bob if he’d consider swapping the pickups, and after some quick back and forth, we have an agreement. So the plan is for Bob to put in a Seymour Duncan Seth Lover Humbucker in the neck, with a SD Broadcaster in the bridge. Anyone have any experience with or thoughts about that combo? I was thinking about the Seth Lover set, but I think keeping the bridge single coil will maintain some Tele flavor. I also was briefly toying with the idea of a P90/Humbucker combo (like the fallout), but don’t think that’s the way I want to go. The final issue, of course, is the matte finish. I like the look in pictures (and hell, this guitar will spend 99% of its life in my basement with nobody else looking at it). I think I’ll get along with it just fine. Anyhow, looking forward to getting my hands on it. Cheers.