I've spent a lot of time digging through the search results on reso-tele's and the various other searches to try and dig up as much info as I can. Figured I'd throw out a thread for suggestions and direction. For those who missed my "intro" thread, I am not a good player, basically a "cowboy chord basement player" who has taken about a 5 year hiatus from even picking up a guitar. To say I play guitar is an overstatement and a more accurate description is "I play with guitars". I've got 4 variations of Chinese import teles with various mods done to them. I'm considering buying 1 more to convert to a biscuit bridge reso-tele, and am in the process of researching the stuff to make it a reality. While there are some currently on E-bay, the price after shipping is about the same ball park as my estimated cost to build one, however, I wouldn't get the benefit of the "learning" in the process. For those who have walked down this road before, I have the following questions: 1. How did you calculate the appropriate depth to recess the cone to achieve the desired bridge height. The current height on my tele's seems to be about 3/8", and I would like to end up with a bridge height that I can still fret. 2. Have any of you wired the neck pickup, a piezo bridge, a volume and tone control? From what I am reading, I need to have a pre-amp involved and I am trying to find a decent wiring diagram. The preference would be to have dual concentric pots to handle volume and tone separately, and the ability to blend the two via the dual concentric volume pot. 3. Cone venting. I have seen a few different setups with sound holes in the back of the body to allow air movement behind the cone. Is a single 1 7/8" (typical size) sound hole enough to do the job? 4. Tail Pieces - I've seen some guys saying that the common tail piece is too long and doesn't provide adequate pressure on the bridge. Has anyone tried a short trapeze style with any success? Thanks, in advance, for helping steer me in the right direction.