With all the great advice from TDPRI I finally was able to finish my Procasti-Caster project. Started it in 2012 (it has Bill Lawrence Wilde pickups, bought when Mr. Lawrence was still with us) and finished it last week. It took me the longest time to gather my wits and gather the tools to solder the electronics. Got it right at the first try, beginners luck surely. I'm expecting all those cold solders are going to come undone some time next week. Components on this thing are: Warmoth body. Chambered, bought it on sale. Warmoth neck. I think I selected the thickest they had (see pictures). Don't remember which frets or fingerboard radius I chose, I think it was something vintage-ish. The combination of chunky neck and chambered body makes it a bit neck-heavy unfortunately . But not too much, it wants to stay horizontal, not dip to the floor. And I lean my right forearm on the body when I play anyway, so it stays at a comfortable angle. Callahan something-or-other bridge, with weird looking saddles. I still need to intonate it with my electronic tuner. Bill Lawrence Wilde blade pickups. These are humbucking pickups, so the values of the electronic components are (I think) compatible with humbuckers. Some vintage-looking no-brand tuners. These are adequate, if a bit stiff. Bought them in 2012, don't remember where. LP style jack plate, because I royally messed up trying to install a Tele-style socket. Anyway, here are some pictures: 20200915_154725 - Copy by BrazHog posted Sep 16, 2020 at 8:54 AM 20200915_154612 - Copy by BrazHog posted Sep 16, 2020 at 8:54 AM 20200915_154510 - Copy by BrazHog posted Sep 16, 2020 at 8:54 AM 20200915_154459 - Copy by BrazHog posted Sep 16, 2020 at 8:54 AM As you can see from the pictures, the guitar is already quite beat up from sitting at the back of my closet and under the bed without a case for so many years. Should get a gig bag for it at some point... So far I tested only with a small battery-powered amp, and it *seems* to be working fine. I dropped some .09 Daddario strings (from 2012) on it and without any adjustments the action and ease to play are unreal! I really lucked out in that department. Next steps would be to get my real amplifier from storage and set it up to play, so I can really put this guitar through its paces. And later on I need to get serious about that whole laptop recording rig that I always meant to set up so I can become a YOUTUBE GUITAR INFLUENCER! Not to mention the unrelated GAS brought upon by the soldering tools. Now I'm also thinking of doing some other electronics projects. Will be building some cables to start out, those are always useful around the house. Maybe a fuzz down the line... should use the time to practice instead. Anyway, I expect this new guitar will inspire me to focus more on my electric playing. Last 5 or so years I have been playing my nylon stringer exclusively (easier to just pop out of the case and play), but the feel of this Tele is totally different. The notes simply glide on this thing, makes me want to learn how to shred. And I still may!