Ok, I... - had this SSH black Strat pickguard and this couple of single coils left over from previous projects - didn't have a "proper" Fender-type guitar in my arsenal (by that I mean ash or alder body, maple neck, single coil pu's) - always loved the Tele bridge tone - hadn't been able to get out of my head a gorgeous trans blue on ash finish I saw on a Vinetto posted here a while ago - was ready for my first attempt at making a neck from scratch Sooooo, put it all in a shaker and this is what came out (just the body for now, ignore that neck, I just had to try it with something and the only one I had handy was the 24.75" mahogany/ebony from my Warmoth LP-cloner): Those nice guys at Warmoth made me the custom body (no jack route, no forearm contour, Strat-Strat-Tele pu's and Tele bridge route) and took care of the spotless (as usual) finish. The pu's are DiMarzio VV Heavy Blues (N), Fender Tex Mex (M) and DiMarzio Virtual Hot T (B), and the switching is N, N(split)+M, M, N+B, B (never cared much for the M+B combo and always loved the infamous middle pu on its own). I'm basically a humbucker guy and had never really spent much time with a proper Strat or Tele (my first plywood bodied - ceramic pu loaded Squier doesn't count), but I'm starting to see what their legendary versatility is all about. I never use the tone control much in my HB guitars, but here I find it very useful, the range of tones is huge and the number of them I like is much higher than I expected. I don't know how big the change will be with the proper maple/rw neck, but I suspect this baby is going to see much more use than I thought. When I finish the neck (hopefully sometime this year!) I'll give the full report. Watch this space.