I've been lurking here for about a year, before I broke down and left my Tele closet. I've been thinking of building my first electric, and incorporating things to make it "just right." I'll say--I really like the Tele bridge sound. It has a character that the Strat simply won't do for me, and a certain feel/tonal shape that makes a standard humbucker feel like mud. I want to build something special. I want sustain, a nice bite, a nice character like a fine whiskey or a wine. I'd like it to play nice, sound nice, and be able to compete with the very best Teles out there (whether a Suhr or an Esquire Tele). Of course, I expect it to take quite a few tries. First, I'd like to hear from my more experienced Tele-seniors before building the darn thing. Here are my possible specs: Neckthrough Semihollow? Wings? Alaskan Yellow Cedar neck (or maybe 50+ yo old-growth wood salvaged from some local warehouse) Some solid wood for back and sides Keystones wound by Bill Lawrence Generic switchcraft pots/switch Chrome knurned knobs with black MOB Variable radiused fretboard (probably Mad rosewood, looks/acts like Brazillian). Carbon fiber neck reinforcement. Two way truss rod Maybe french polish? I'd like you to weight in with yes/no. I'd also like to know what you'd think would be the ultimate Tele. -Matt, SF Bay Area ps. If this build comes out decently, I may sell it (how much should I sell this at?), and build another with a Lollar p90, self-wound bridge pickup. Hell, I might make my own hand dovetailed bridges if I get into this enough. pps. If the specs sound a little weird, it's because I'm not very experienced with building electrics. I'm used to building acoustic guitars ala Martin and Torres using hide glue, sharp instruments, and french polish.