This build technically started with a DIY shelf project in the basement 10 or so years ago. The woodwork skills have improved and converged with my love for music and guitars. This Tele build will be my first from scratch. Much of my planning has been taken directly from this site. Hopefully, compiling all of this info, including my mistakes, and adding anything original I might discover, into my build thread will help someone else. At the very least, I hope others with a similar interest in building guitars will find this entertaining! While researching the guitar, I found my inspiration photo - that workhorse Tele on the cover of Springsteen's Born to Run album. I'm not looking to build a replica, just something similar that I can play.