Right then this is a tele-style build from scratch. There are two self-imposed rules. The first is that hand tools only shall be used in construction. The only exception is that a spray gun will probably be used to apply lacquer at the end. The second rule is that I shall attempt to complete the guitar in the white in one month - while working six days a week in my real job. The body will be a solid piece of Japanese pine, known as matsuri. It will be bound on the top with tortoiseshell, and there might a belly contour to make it lighter and perhaps more comfortable to play. Following TKOs amazing double cut build, there will probably be some lamination of binding as well. The neck will be birdseye maple with either a Macassar ebony or rosewood fingerboard, inlaid with 6mm paua abalone dots. The fingerboard will probably not be bound. I will also wind the pickups, make the nut and construct the electronics myself. The neck blank is pre-cut to the rough outline, which will save me about three or four hours, I would guess. I bought it from a guy in the US who has had it sitting in his workshop for ten years, so it is nice and straight. It will need some serious work to finish, but a little head start is always nice. The reason why this guitar will be left in the white is because there is a lot of humidity here in Japan in July. Finishing it then would possibly result in bubbles in the lacquer and other issues. Therefore, I will wait until September or October. I may have another one ready for spraying by that point as well if I am lucky. This instrument is for a friend. Hes a blues and jazz player for the most part and has always wanted a tele. Over beers one night, he asked me if Id give it a shot, and here we go!