Since playing my friends Blackguard Tribute (for like 3 minutes unplugged) I'm now infatuated with buying/building a similar guitar. Is swamp ash mandatory for the body? or would Alder get me close, or should that be saved for my second Tele (60's style, bound) Also, how exactly fat is a "baseball bat" neck? I guess I should really start to measure this type of stuff so I know exactly what I want, but right now I want fat maple, but not so fat that it's uncomfortable to play. Musikraft has an entire new line dedicated towards Blackguard styles which sound pretty cool, but the neck I spec'd came out around $500 and change... ouch! https://www.musikraft.com/store.php?pg1-cid73.html I had a Musikraft neck on my Tinman Tele (quartersawn maple, pretty large, Indian Rosewood fretboard) and it was very nice. If I were to "assemble" I would most likely use them, they seem pretty cool.