That's a lovely guitar. A few things to think about - the one in your picture has both the body and neck bound (looks like plastic). I think that really sets off nice wood. Its also something to think about with your laminated top and the problem of doing the top round over with 1/4 ply. If you do a separate drop top you will have a good opportunity to chamber it and to think about how you will do the internal wiring. Pick guards and control cover plates are often used to hide wiring. Not sure what you mean by a 4 switch LP setup - I build LP style guitars and use the usual 3 way switch. When I built the tele in that thread I used a standard 3 way LP style wiring even tho I used single coils. Again, really think thru your pups and wiring before you commit. You can't go wrong with a Warmoth neck. I used one recently that had the Gotoh side heel adjuster and really liked it. Be sure to download the free tele plans from this website and have four or five copies made. You'll be cutting them up to make templates and getting glue on them. Also recommended is Melvyn Hiscock's book - one of the three guitars that he builds is a tele clone but he has great chapters on all the other aspects of building electric guitars. Good luck, have fun. There is another father/son build thread going on right now that is really inspiring. Looking forward to yours.