First timer with Tele Deluxe build

Ma77

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Just received my guitar parts from Warmoth about a month earlier than expected.
I’ll take pictures and post some here if I can figure out how. Below is the parts list I may decide to change the black pick guard out with a tortoise on, should be easy on this type guitar.

SKU: GN-T
ConstructionGibson® Scale Conversion Shaft WoodRoasted Flame Maple Fretboard WoodIndian Rosewood Unique ChoiceNo, Warmoth can choose for me. Nut Width1-11/16" (43mm) - Modern Medium Right / Left HandedRight-Handed Neck Back ProfileStandard Thin Fretboard Radius10" - 16" Compound Number of Frets22 ScallopsNone BindingNone Fret Size & Material6150 - Wide & Tall (Nickel) Tuner Hole SizeVintage Style (11/32") Inlay ShapeStandard Dots Inlay MaterialCream Side DotsWhite Side Dots String NutStandard Nut - GraphTech White TUSQ XL Mounting HolesStandard 4-Bolt Neck Heel ShapeTele® Shape FinishNone
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Tele® Deluxe Replacement Body
SKU: GB-TD
ConstructionSolid Core WoodSwamp Ash Lam Top WoodNo Lam Top Right / Left HandedRight-Handed Control CavityTop Rout Multi Pickup Top RoutTele® Deluxe Top Rout Jack Rout7/8" (22mm) Side Jack Hole Bridge Rout TypeHardtail Bridge RoutHipshot Hardtail Bridge Mounting HolesStandard 4-Bolt Neck Pocket ShapeTele® (Non-Standard) Body ContoursCustom Forearm Contour, Custom Tummy Cut, Custom Contoured Heel Battery BoxNone Paint CategorySolid Top ColorVintage White Back ColorVintage White Satin or GlossSatin
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Tele® Deluxe Pickguard
SKU: PG-TeleD
Color / Material.09 Black Matte Right / Left OrientationRight-Handed Neck Pocket ShapeTele® Shape Neck PickupHumbucker (Covered) Bridge PickupHumbucker (Covered) ControlsVolume 1, Volume 2, Tone 1, Tone 2, Upper Horn Toggle Switch Hole
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Neck Screws for Contoured Heel
SKU: S7C
Hardware ColorChrome
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Low-Profile Pickguard Screws
SKU: SCRPG1C
ColorChrome
2
Strat® Volume Knob
SKU: VKSV1B
Hardware ColorBlack
2
Strat® Tone Knob
SKU: VKST1B
Hardware ColorBlack
2
Tele® Switch Tip/Knob
SKU: SKT1B
1
Neck Plate Pad
SKU: NP1P
1
Neck Plate
SKU: NP1C
Hardware ColorChrome
1
Guitar String Ferrule
SKU: GSF1C
Hardware ColorChrome
6
Strap Buttons
SKU: SSB1C
Hardware ColorChrome
2
Gotoh Vintage 6-In-Line Tuner Set
SKU: SD91-05M-6L-N
Hardware ColorNickel Right or Left HandedLeft Side Tuner
1
 
🎉 all these early shipments are giving me hope!

Please post pics of your build, this should be quite pretty. Vintage white is a favorite Tele color for me.
 
I'll (hopefully!) be right behind you with my first build as well.
All parts are "in house" except the Warmoth body, neck and pick guard.
Good luck!!!
 
That neck looks niiiiiiiice. I'd like to see its backside. 🧐
I should have provided that picture also but I forgot to take it. The neck looks really good without a finish the flame is noticeable and kinda catches the light. I’ll get a backside picture soon.
 
Progress report installed tuners, installed bridge and measured scale length and took some photos.
 

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On this tele body the single cut has more wood taken out on the backside, is this something Warmoth does on all tele bodies or is it because of custom contoured heel?
 

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On this tele body the single cut has more wood taken out on the backside, is this something Warmoth does on all tele bodies or is it because of custom contoured heel?
If you are referring to the "tummy cut", that is a separate option. Available with or without the contoured heel.
 
If you are referring to the "tummy cut", that is a separate option. Available with or without the contoured heel.
I’m referring to the contour inside the lower horn
 

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Make sure you are careful with the neck screws!! (Depths)
I have 2 of these builds and love them!!
It's looking nice!!
 
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