I'll admit, I've never been a huge telecaster fan until probably as of recently. I've always been a Les Paul Junior fan. The thing that has caught my eye about the snakehead tele is the simplicity of the 1 pickup design and how far it dates back. I knew I could never afford one or even a reissue, so I'd searched online and found a few and have been blown away. I had ordered a kit and assembled it. I'd bought 2 assembled ones and took them apart and did my own mods. I wasn't going for a relic'd finish. I just don't have any experience finishing guitars. But I knew one of the teles needed a double cutaway much like the Juniors I've always loved. Kinda reminds me of an Epiphone Wilshire or Crestwood.