I've been slowly formulating a plan for my first build and am planning a tele style. I have some nice spalted maple I am going to use for the top and have been thinking about a burnt pine body. Some questions I have: 1 - I want to get a very traditional tele sound. What's a good, relatively inexpensive set of pickups for a traditional tele twang? I'm not a working musician, it doesn't have to sound perfect - this is as much about building a guitar as it is having a good guitar to play. 2 - I'm considering adding a third pickup, probably a P90. Would the routing for a 3rd pickup detrimentally affect the tele sound? 3 - I have access to old redwood beams from a barn. I couldn't even hazard a guess how redwood would impact the guitar. My gut is telling me it's not dense enough. Thoughts? 4 - As an amateur woodworker with a good selection of tools who's never attempted anything like it - should I attempt to make my own neck or not? Thanks in advance!