I've recently purchased parts from Warmoth for putting together a 70's-style Telecaster Deluxe and I'm wondering if perhaps I could have made a better choice in body wood. The main reason I wanted to build this guitar was so I could have a versatile humbucker guitar but with a fat neck to fit my big hands (I'm a big guy and most off-the-rack guitar necks feel like toys to me). I chose the Telecaster Deluxe mainly for its look but not necessarily for its sound, so this wasn't supposed to be a accurate re-creation.
For pickups, I've got a '59 in the bridge and a Jazz at the neck. I guess what I was hoping for was a vintage sounding humbucker guitar but in the shape of a Tele Deluxe.
Here's the core of my conundrum: the body I have is swamp ash, which from what I understand is probably better-suited for single-coil guitars. Swamp ash is a bright-sounding tone wood and I'm just afraid it might sound a little too harsh...at least harsher than I'd like. I'm wondering if perhaps I should have gone with mahogany instead, which I expect would sound better with my choice of pickups.
Of course, I can always just put the guitar together and see if I like how it sounds, but I need to have a guitar tech carve the nut for it and set it up...I'd rather not go through the trouble more than once.
Does anyone have experience with lower-output humbuckers in a swamp ash guitar? Would you suggest going with mahogany instead?