So I finally did something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I’ve been playing guitar since I was 12 or so. I’m nothing special by any means just a mediocre player/bedroom rockstar. Over the last 22 years I go on spurts where I play a lot and then get busy with life and I go periods without picking up a guitar. Now with my little kids tho I want them to be musically inclined so I have been playing more and more around them. Anyway I’ll get to the point. I always wanted to assemble a guitar from parts. I spent the last year or so researching parts etc figuring out what I wanted to do. Through eBay I found Tim Perry from The Guitar Loft. Tim was an excellent person to deal with and went above and beyond in helping me select and acquire the parts I wanted for my build. He even offered to assemble and set up the guitar for me. Tim was extremely knowledgeable about guitars especially fender and fender custom shop. Throughout the process he has kept me updated on the status of parts and how the build was coming along. He was honest and his prices were extremely fair. He answered all my questions and guided me through the whole process. He just wrapped up the build and sent the guitar out to me the other day. Build Specs Fender custom shop 1960 Stratocaster body (closet classic light relic finish) Fender custom shop 1963 Stratocaster neck with tuners (journeyman relic finish) Fender custom shop light relic Bridge Nitro celluloid tortoise pickguard Fender custom shop aged white knobs and hardware Klein Jazzy Cat pickups Assembled and wired correctly in vintage fender fashion by Tim Perry All parts supplied by The Guitar Loft. Anyway the guitar is in transit on its way to me from Georgia. I should have it in a few days. I am the most excited I’ve been about a purchase in a long time. (Even after several impulsive sports car purchases). Anyway here’s a few pictures I have of the build supplied by Tim.