I've been wanting to add a telecaster to my collection for a while now, and recently decided to do a parts "build" like I did with my strat since I love that guitar. So far I've picked up an American Standard body in "blizzard pearl", and a Glendale Am. Std. "Blackguard" bridge w/ brass saddles. I've also ordered most of the hardware and electronics, with the exception of the tuners and pickups. I'm going to go with a neck similar to my strat, a USACG maple/maple neck with 9.5" radius, 1 11/16" nut width, and their "The '54" back contour. It's a soft V that softens to a C around the 12th fret, and tapers from .850" thick to .900" around the same point. I went birdseye with the strat neck though, and I'll probably just go plain maple this time. I'm not sure what tuners to use yet, though. I want something locking but with a somewhat vintage look. As for pickups, I'm leaning heavily towards the DiMarzio Area Ts. Anyways, on to the good stuff, here's what I've got so far. I've got a white guard on it here, but I really think I'll wind up going with a black one instead.