Hey guys I've been lurking around here for quite some time now. A huge fan of the work you all do. Its incredible! Now I know most of everyone here is a bit biased towards basses but I'm still deciding between a guitar and a bass as my first build. Its between a carved top Tele, with the Jimmy Page HH wiring, and a Jaguar bass. I'm leaning towards making the Jag second so I'll have some experience points behind me and won't be so bummed if I make dreadful mistakes along the way haha As I was typing this I was a little concerned about tools and which ones were available to me and what I would do and then I found out that my best friend has been holding out on me. I just found out that his dad has all the clamps, routers, band saws, disk and belt sanders I need to do work! I'm really excited to get this started and would like to thank all of you for helping me make the final decision to get started on building! I think this is going to be an awesome outlet for the rest of my college years! Thank you thank you thank you (JJust a warning I want to document this and so I'm going to be posting a bunch of pictures. I apologize in advance) So enough about that, here are some specs about the Body: (I don't want to do a neck until summer) 2 Piece Alder body Curly (Flame) Maple Top Tele Shape Possible Hollowing for lightness 2 humbucker config 2 volume push/pull, 2 tone push/pull, 1 3-way selector Series/Parallel, Single Coil/ HH, In/Out of Phase And here are a few pictures of the wood!