Trying new things on this build. This will be a Carved Walnut Thinline, no pickguard. I am salvaging the tele pickups from a previous multi scale build. The bridge pickup is a standard Fender, and the neck pickup is a stacked Bill and Becky Lawrence. What will be new for me. I have never built a thinline..ish tele. I have never done a f hole/sound hole. My last year brotherhood build was a dulcimer and I spent a lot of time looking at sound holes. Found some I really liked and will try incorporating a design that would be a lot more common on a dulcimer than a tele. (Just hate the F hole on a tele) This will be a real challenge for me as I have no artistic ability at all. The second thing I will be trying is to get more character out of my walnut. I have built two bodies out of this piece of lumber I will be using and have not been happy with the result. This is California Black Walnut, book matched. I bought it as two 7 foot long very rough cut book matched cut 1x8s. The problem with the lumber is it is too dark. In normal room lighting it is so dark you do not see this really fantastic grain. So, I am going to try bleaching this walnut to see If I can get some contrast. I have never bleached wood before. The carve will be different for me as well. It will be a little shallower as my walnut top is only ½ inch thick, but the carve will begin closer the top than I normally do. I found some real mahogany body blanks I forgot I had. I love the color as opposed to sapele which I will try to never use again on my teles…so tired of the stripes. May go with a walnut neck with rosewood fretboard...not sure yet. On my last tele build I put in a 4 way switch. I REALLY like the added configuration of both pickups in series. If you want to make one mod that makes a big difference to your 3 position switch configuration try this.