After a few years of being without a Tele (sold my CS Nocaster to a fellow TGP member), I have returned to the notion that a Tele is a required guitar to have. I have owned two Teles over the last 20-years. I also have owned one of Ron Kirn's (http://www.ronkirn.com/) custom Strat for 3-years now (http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=1091019), and it is a FANTASTIC guitar. It is simply the best playing Strat that I have ever touched. Musically, it covers a lot of the territory that a Tele covers, but not every sound and playing a Strat just feels different. I knew that if I ever wanted another Tele, I would have to have Ron build it for me. Here are the Spec's for the build. Somewhat 1960s in some ways, 1950s in others, and modern here and there. SPECIFICATIONS: Body Wood: 2-Piece, Swamp Ash Finish: Vintage Translucent Blonde, Nitro Pickguard: 1-Ply, Parchment White Pickups: Klein, Nocaster Epic Series Bridge: Callaham, Vintage T Bridge w/ 3-Enhanced Compensated Brass Saddles & String Ferrules Electronics: .033 mfd Cap, CTS Pots, Switchcraft 3-Position Switch & Jack, Cloth Wire Hardware: Chrome Control Plate, Flat Top Knobs, Neck Plate, Jack Cup, Strap Buttons Neck: 1-Piece, AAA Birdseye Maple, 1960s Oval, 0.82"@1st Fret, 0.96"@12th Fret Fretboard: East Indian Rosewood, 9-1/2"-12" Compound Radius, Abalone Dots, 6125, Stainless Fret Wire, 21-Frets Nut: 1.65", Unbleached Bone String Trees: Old Style Round, Chrome Tuners: Gotoh SD91, Nickel Strings: Nickel, .011"-.048" Case: G&G, Blonde Over the next few months, as I receive updates from Ron, I will post build photos to this thread.