I'm very new to this. My first try was a Tele/Strat cross. A true one. I sawed a Tele bridge in half and butted a Wilkinson whammy right up to the steel to get it to reverberate. I am working on a second similar guitar ("third time's a charm", so I can't wait to see what this hunk of need I say it will turn out to be). I have this question--I have a nice Fender Tele body I'd like to use. Would I be better off having something made, even though we're broke right now? My friend, an actual luthier, offered to route it out for the Wilkinson I am putting in, but I'm beginning to wonder if sticking a Nashville Tele p/up configuration in a Strat body makes more sense. Is routing a Tele body out for a Wilkinson that bad a hassle? How bad is it changing a six screw vintage style over to a Wilkinson? Luthier friend says yes, pain in fanny. But everything from start to finish was a stinkin' pain the arse so that doesn't suprise me. Does anyone think a better idea is sticking together a Strat with a Tele neck p/up and Tele brdge p/up recessed in a partial steel bridge a better idea than doing all the aforementioned to a Tele? I just listed in the gallery so if anyone wants to know what an actual cross between the two looks like (with some wiring mods) look up Mike Fitzgerald's Telecaster. I love 70s Strat necks but Tele neck and bridge sounds. The middle would be a P-90 this time, if possible. Any suggestions? Also, everyone's stuff is awesome and is what inspired to stop modifying all my guitars and just build one. I think after a try or two, I will have the finest instrument I have ever owned. And back in my r'n'r days, we had a bunch of product endorsements. When they first started, Brian Moore sent me a prototype to use in a soundtrack. So, mine isn't exactly junk. I'm blown away by everyone's. I just have a really really specific thing in mind.