Well hello, gentlemen!
Good news! Well, except to my wallet. I'm going to make a parts telecaster!
And to top it off... I'm going to help out my best friend. He's had the same epi fat strat for 11 years, it's his only electric (3 acoustics though.. he's backwards). So since the pricing for a body and neck is great, I figured I will do something dumb and buy him said parts lol. Then he can amass whatever else he needs to have a working axe.
Swamp ash body (Prairie Custom Guitars - Home - marty is making our bodies)
Musikraft maple neck w/ maple board and black dot inlays (not sure of how many frets)
Fender CS texas specials (used)
And the rest will be ordered from allparts, not sure what tuners
Snow white finish, thinking white pick-guard just to keep things clean.
My buddy's tele will be swamp ash in natural finish, with an allparts maple neck w/ maple board with black dots, and i dont know what else he'll throw into it.
I'll probably have the neck and hardware long before the body, but since this is meant to be a long-term project, that's fine with me! I was going to put lots of time between buying parts, but it's less money to buy in one go and I have a good price on the musikraft neck.
Cheers to Marty at Prairie Custom Guitars and Alain (al3d on here) for helping me out with this. I will get to wire up my own guitar, assemble most of it myself, should be a great learning experience!
My favourite part? It won't be hellishly expensive at all .
(don't worry Brian, I haven't forgotten about the 7 lol)