Hello all, I bought a mexi tele a few years back with the intent of upgrading the pickups, electronics and pickguard. I did similar upgrades for my daughters tele several years back with no issues at all however I’m having some fit issues with my tele. First, I had noticed the original pickguard was bowing before I even touched it but I didn’t think much of it because I was getting ready to upgrade it. It didn’t bow at first but developed over time I guess. As I’m testing the fit of my new Allparts guard, I noticed it was bowing too. After some assessment, I found that some of the holes don’t line up well and seems to be causing the bowing. I’ve also noticed the control plate doesn’t fit in the notch in the pickguard. Second, when I put my new CTS pots on the control plate, they’re too big hitting the top of the recess and the screw holes don't line up now. Last, when I put the new four way switch on the control plate, it doesn’t fit and I cannot get it flush against the body. It looks like the recess where the pots are is deeper than the recess where the switch is. I’ve read a few posts with similar issues and I’m thinking of lining up my pickguard as best I can and re-drilling the few holes that really dont lineup; looks like theres 2 or 3 holes that need to be redrilled. I’m also thinking of moving the holes of the control plate slight lower towards the back of the guitar making room for the pots and also helping it fit into the pickguard. As for the four way switch, Ive read posts saying to just bend the lugs on the switch and insulate but mine doesn’t even come close to fitting my tele body. I don’t think that would work and I’m wondering if I would need to deepen the route on the control plate recess. So before I do anything I need to ask if these are typical problems? I’m wondering if my mexi body holes were a little off from the factory, especially since I had pickguard bowing before I had even messed with anything. Has anybody thought their body was off? Also, am I crazy to mess with the body so much or is this necessary sometimes? I dont think doing these changes would be too hard but I’m also starting to wonder if I should take it to my local shop; they do really good work there. Any suggestions would be helpful!