Hi there from Australia! Ive been visiting this site for years lurking but after my second kit guitar build and third tele overall, I thought I'd finally make an account and show you my latest build. This is a Pitbull Guitars (Australia) kit I bought a few months ago and finally got around to finishing. I replaced the bridge, bridge pickup, and pots from 250k to 1M audio tapers. All other hardware is standard. The biggest thing you'll notice is I've shaped the timber to form bevels on the top, inspired vaguely by the Gibson SG (I hope I can say the G word here ). I did this by eye until it looked right. The kit comes standard in the usual 'slab' tele shape. Secondly I formed a curved edge on the bottom side like a Stratocaster. I did these things not only for aesthetic purposes, but to fix what I think is the Telecaster's biggest flaw; comfort. I love my MIM Fender tele, it will always be my favourite guitar. The only thing that bugs me about it is the sharp edges that dig into my forearm and leg. Fender solved this with the strat which of course has rounded edges and a forearm cutaway. A very comfortable guitar. The finish on the top is a ghost gold pearl over white. 'Ghost' meaning the gold pearl completely disappears under certain light, like in the first pic. It is very hard to capture how this effect looks & behaves on camera. This effect works well on this guitar thanks to the extra curves & shapes created by the bevels. A ghost pearl on a standard telecaster would not really work due to the flat body IMO. For the back and sides I wanted a dark, glass-like finish of the ash body, with no physical texture. So I filled the grain, stained it a walnut colour and sprayed it with lacquer until there was enough layers to wet sand and get completely flat. Something like 20 coats. Its still not completely cured after about 2-3 months, although its very close. I also stained the neck a walnut colour to match the back but I left the fretboard its natural maple. Both the neck and fretboard are gloss. Actually the whole guitar is now that I think about it . Anyway, let me know what you think and feel free to ask questions! Peace The following 3 photos with reduced exposure sort of show the pearl a little better.