I want to build a Warmoth P, but I have absolutely zero experience with assembly, setup, etc. I'm not even sure I know all of the parts I need to get. The simple solution would be to order everything, take it to someone who knows what they're doing, and let them have at it. However, I'd like to use this as an opportunity to find out how everything works by doing it myself (with the ever-helpful advice of TB, of course ). Here's what I know I want: Body (standard P) -swamp ash -top rout control cavity -leaning towards Lindy Fralin vintage pickups, still not quite sure -Mary Kay White finish -either tort or red pearl guard Neck (J style) -I'm still undecided on wood. Probably maple with Indian rosewood fingerboard, but I'm open to other tonally similar suggestions -graphite rods -right hand reverse orientation -pearloid bound/blocked -white corian nut -stainless steel jumbo frets -clear satin nitro finish -Schaller BML tuners Here are my questions: -I've never payed much attention to bridges. If they hold strings on then they're good enough for me, but I need to decide on one. Would it be a bad idea to go for the Gotoh 201 purely because it's the cheapest option? Or are they actually more important than I realize and if so do you have suggestions for which I should look into? -Electronics. I've never even changed a pickup before, an to be quite honest I really don't know much about how everything works inside of the control cavity. I don't know what I need (capacitors, shielding, pots, etc.), let alone how it all goes together. Where is the best place to start learning about all of this? -Random parts. I know in addition to everything listed above I'll still need mounting screws, a neck plate, string retainer, and strap holders. What other items are helpful? -It is going to be a little while before I've saved up enough to get everything. Is there anything I could practice in the mean time to improve skills pertinent to the assembly required? It's been a long time since I've soldered anything, so that is definitely something I need to work on. What else should I be working on? If there is a similar thread to this one then please feel free to tell me I'm an idiot for not finding it (I promise I looked!) and continue about your day. Otherwise, thanks in advance for the advice!