Let me first say what a great resource this forum is, I have suddenly come upon the urge to build a rosewood tele. I have owned several teles in the past, including a 50's reissue, American silver sparkle, and a plain black MIM. I also built an Esquire for a friend (using a MIM neck) with the original circuit and a period repro pickup. So now I am moving on to this, my friend has a wedding in Oct, and I want to make a rosewood tele for him as it has always been something he wanted. Having done the research, I know want one for myself as well. So I am making a pair of twins. So a few questions to those who know more than I: Does anyone know the amount of chamber to route out? I am planning on routing around all the control cavities and leaving about 1/2" on the outsides. My main concern is a neck heavy guitar if too much is taken from the body. Also, any chance there is a pdf neck plan like the body I found? Otherwise I will just make my own but was wondering if one was out there. I am planning on using a rear route with maple skunk stripe one piece and a hotrod truss rod so I can just do a straight route as this is my first neck with a rod. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!