After foolishly stumbling over @lonestar's Axecaster SC Relics and some nitro thread, and with a bit cajoling from @Teyeplayer and speedy delivery by @gavin_axecaster, I now have the following bits in my possession -
I've had a desire for a tele for a while, and had been looking at kits as I like to build things, but had been put of by having to finish the body. I can spray paint, but don't really have anywhere to do it properly, as a cold damp dusty workshop is far from ideal.
Roll forward to yesterday, when I happened to look at the afore mentioned thread, and up on seeing the Butterscotch body the cogwheels started to crunch. Then a bit more browsing led to me possible necks. Personally, I think a maple neck on the body would make the whole guitar a bit pale, ebony would be too dark, and was thinking rosewood would be a nice compromise, however the roasted flame maple neck caught my eye, and another cogwheel crunched.
Now I've got both in my possession, all I can say is wow!
Despite having never previously understood the whole relic thing, I'm loving the look of the body. It's definitely a case of less is more, and @lonestar has done a fantastic job on it.
As for the neck, as @gavin_axecaster said in the other thread, photos really don't do it justice. When you move it under the lights, it's like a huge flamed holograph. I've already spent far too long just rolling it around under the lights!
Now onto the next thing, I've never built a guitar before, so need to work on a big list of bits. So, starting at the top, I have the following list so far-
I'm not in any rush to get this finished, as I've still got a couple non-guitar projects to get finished, but when I get time, I'll work my way through the list.
If anybody has any hints/tips/suggestions/comments please feel free to post them, as for the first time in a while, I'm actually feeling a bit of 'what the f*** have I got myself into', but I'm sure with a bit patience and guidance all will turn out good.