How about an Upholstery Shop? I hear they that kind of thing every day, like all business like and stuff. Seriously, I had an upholsterer do our Craigslist Amish Recliner finds in leather and they were very reasonable. The Amish in my area are excellent craftsmen. I would drive an hour to my guy...
I am disabled and though I can walk, I trip easily and generally play sitting down, Skunk Baxter style. The las thing I need is a tripwire. I use a wireless in the house and for recording. Boss WL-50 works well for me.
From the interwebs:
The bicarbonate (even water) starts the reaction between one cyanoacrylate and another one. The bicarbonate and cyanoacrylate form an ion which reacts with another cyanoacrylate molecule. This starts a chain reaction (polymerization) which ends up a very good adhesive.
My EVH Special/Standard Minimum upgrades:
+Ti String Block Inserts
+SS Hex screws -- all of 'em, bridge and nut
+Big Block or L Block--Brass, Naval Brass, or Ti
-Get rid of the spacer-tone sucker
Optional but highly recommended:
MIRACLE CLOTH is the same. better and cheaper. Miracle Cloth is made by DUNLOP. Works great on Ebony, and Rosewood for me. I use TruOil Paste Wax on my bare maple fingerboards and necks, but MC on all frets.
I have strats, teles, & parts guitars with both. I have EVH guitars with both. Arguably, SS may be better only in the fact that they will never need a refret. Subjectively, I like the feel of SS better, and not having to do the eventual fret dress or refret.
I have SS fret wire for my next 10...
Limited Edition usually means : "We really need to use up these _______'s. Make up a bunch so we can get rid of this inventory sitting around." or, "We ordered how many of these things? Ok, that's it. Just get rid of em."
You part-out a T as a Kit from StewMac, or Ebay for specific parts. Pickups from Bootstrap are awesome, handwound in Ohio and $50/set (I suspect they also wind for StewMac). I just built 4 Teles from parts during covid. Check out YouTube for Tele setup and tweaks. Fender even has a vid up on...
I think Ed lied a lot to keep his mojo secret. Turning UP with a VariAc, etc. I did the boiling trick and rusted a set of strings out ;). The solder is an idea, but there is no way I am soldering every strong.
Strings are cheap.
Locking tuners are great, but they work completely differently...