54 to 56 goldtop is my dream guitar. Both of those listed look really good.
I never heard of Tone Tailors, but they're only half an hour from me. I may have to go look at that beauty.
Good luck with you quest, and be sure to keep us up-dated .
Don't worry it isn't a copper bridge.
I worked in a plating plant many moons ago. The bare metal would get a copper coat then (sometimes) nickle coat then the chrome.
FWIW chrome plate is clear. The shiny color comes from the nickle or other layers beneath.
Looks great. I'm anxious to see the final result.
I want to do a Tele-ish build, a Lestercaster.
Mahogany body, maple neck; and P90s. I need to find decent plan.
" I setup my drill press to the correct height and use a countersink tool that has the same taper as most screws...
Duane used glass. His slide of choice was a Coricidin (allergy med.) bottle. The old Badger air brush bottles are almost identical.
He said that he wrote to Coricidin and said how he liked the bottles, and they sent a whole box of them,lol.
If you have a lumber yard nearby check their stock.
If you don't need book matched it's not that pricey.
I bought a pretty flamey board about 8/4" x 9" x 48" for $22. It was rough sawn, so it will be more for finish planed.
I didn't need book matched because I intended to do a gold top, but...