I ended up trading a custom built strat for a American tele. The tele right now is actually a partscaster but I was given the original body and the original neck was put on the custom body to create an esquire. I will be sanding down the original body to bare wood and repainting it. Then I will put all the original fender hardware and neck back on aswell as some handwound pickups. The esquire will get a new neck and I will end up with 2 telecasters.