I'll say first, I have one other PGK that is excellent. This one, a complete mess. So i bought a tele thinline looooooong ago. It took a while for my friend to paint it etc... So this has been a few years in the making because, well, stuff happens. Anyway, I've tried american hardware, I've tried metric. All the holes for the bridge are off. With American hardware the low E is barely on the board, with metric, the low E is off the board. The bridge pickup slot is so tight that the pickup can't move properly, so I'll have to go in and route that better. The actual top itself is too thick for the pickup selector. So the plastic knob pops off when going from the bridge to neck selection. If I add a control plate over the area the problem becomes even worse. It's a $350+ kit that is useless at this point. I make a decent amount of money, so when you factor in my hourly take home pay that I'll have to invest my time into getting this thing working properly, I could have just bought an "off the shelf" top of the line fender and probably saved money. Just a total mess as my friend did an amazing job with the paint on this. Looking for sympathy? Nahhh. Putting them on blast? Kinda. I don't know who did the QC on this, but they screwed up royally.