hey T- forum! I finally got the funds to start a new build, as some of you guys may know, i have an old Fender telecaster, with a vintage blonde body. its not the best looking color for me. So i decided to go on a different approach. Many people do not like this idea, but this is what i am planning. Check it out: I just bought an ash body, i wanted something lightweight. its a 2 piece? from ebay. cost was 57.50 total. with stringthru,neck,and bridge drilled for me. all i need to do is sand and finish! heres a link to the ebay auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150369331821&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT neat huh? i love the way it looks. anyways, i came by a few pictures. here is what im planning on doing. -using my old fender neck, and placing it on the ash body. -upgrade all internals: 4 way switching, copper shielding, blah blah. -upgrading to higher output bridge + using my ex fender neck pickup. -buying a wilkinson bridge, and making it short*** see picture. -no pickguard. i came by this picture. it will look pretty identical. i just love the way it looks! ive seen many people make the 3 saddle telecaster bridge short? i may go with this approach. i like it alot. please give me some insight and feedback! thanks! im 17 and i love to just work on projects. so some help may be needed? also does anyone know how i should apply shellac? i want a natural finish. just like the one in that picture!