This telecaster thing is really got me. I have a Fender American Professional that I love and I had a chance to play a bunch of different ones that some folk I know have and I really liked the 7.25” neck radius. So I decided to just build one the way I want. So far I have a Lake Placid Blue body and a maple 21 fret neck from AllParts. I’m going with all nickel hardware because I like the patina it develops over time vs chrome which always seems bluish. I have a set of staggered Gotoh tuning machines, bone nut, offset compensated brass saddles, parchment five home pickguard and all the correct nickel mounting screws. What I don’t have yet is the guts. Can’t decide on pickups and want to go with a prewired harness with high quality pots, switch and jack. I like good bass response but also enjoy that sparkling treble that good teles have. I also want good string and note articulation. Not looking for super high output pickups but I do enjoy the tone Brad Paisley gets. Thoughts? I haven’t started anything yet. Not sure what the first step is. The string holes are already drilled so not sure how to line up the bridge just yet.