I've posted a few times about my affinity for the Valley Arts Brent Mason Tele. It's a ton of fun to play and versatile enough to do darn near everything I would ever want. Well, here's my quick and dirty story of making my own version.
It started life as this a nice, but underwhelming Nashville Telecaster. I say underwhelming because of the stock Tex-Mex pickups that just didn't do it for me. Maybe it was the Strat switching or something. The body seemed really snappy, but it just wasn't translating.
It started as this:
And turned in to this: