I've lurked and read a bazillion build threads on here in preparation to finally try my own T-style from scratch (well, not fully from scratch, just the wood - everything made of metal will come in the mail). As all good tele build pupils do, I started by downloading "the" plans - printed on letter paper and carefully aligned and glued. For the body, I am using a slab of aneigre that I had lying around -- it's pretty lightweight and has a nice figure to it. I don't think anyone ever makes guitars out of it (?) Maybe there's a reason for that, and I am going to find out the hard way! The aneigre wasn't quite wide enough for a tele, so I ripped it in half, and and I will fill the gap with some walnut and wenge stripes. Neck will be flatsawn birdseye maple - and probably a wenge fingerboard to match the body stripes. I'm not doing a standard tele headstock - it'll be a bit bigger, I guess sort of strat like, but a little more dramatic, I think... I dunno, I might change my mind before I make the template. Cutting starts soon! Wish me luck.