Wow, thanks Jay! go for it, man! Thanks, man - I'm lovin this wood too! If the tone on this one is up to what I'm getting from the Ketchupcaster, then this 8 ft. board was quite a score. This one is heavier - 6lbs 11 oz, with the paint stick attached. So make it 6.5 -ish. Probably going to be a 9 lb guitar. Thanks Murray! Yeah, I'm pretty confident in the Fender Tex-Mex bridge pickup - I've got several other GFS pickups that I like, the best being a neck position Dream 90 that is fantastic. I'm anxious to hear the combinations I get with a five-way switch and all these pickups!