I work as a carpenter in rural Japan, and the other day on the job I came upon a hunk of 150 year-old Japanese heart pine, a 2 x 14 just long enough to make a guitar body. I started to order parts from Stew-Mac, but decided to wing it. I found a 'crafted in China Squier Jagmaster neck in a junk store for $10, and from my parts drawer found a pickup and Tokai bridge. Other parts I hammered out of sheet brass. Scale is 24 1/2", and flatter and wider, sort of like a strat, but it plays very well, and with its 1951 'broadcaster' pickup (repro, of course) it sounds 100% Esquire. It took a weekend to make, time well spent.