A friend of mine gave (willed) me a telecaster body blank. I'm trying to decide what to do with it. I'm considering building my own. •He was a close friend, and he is no longer with us. It would be a nice memory. •I'm thinking of adding guts, neck, hardware etc., but I can buy one cheaper. •I already own a new Mexican Telecaster, but it is in another location. I'd welcome another. •Another friend of mine thinks it is white ash. I expect it will be a real challenge to finish it well. •If I do this, I'd like it to sound different from the one I have. •I am a decent woodworker (just finished making my kitchen cabinets) and an experienced electronics worker (rewired the panel on my plane). I'm not afraid of the work involved. What advice do you have? Is this a classic example of stone soup? Do you have favorite accessory suppliers I should consider? Thanks in advance for your advice. Please forgive me if I put this in the wrong sub-forum.