I have an ash Tele body and maple neck (vintage profile and radius, vintage frets and tuners). I have a Fender 3-saddle ashtray bridge assembly and other "stuff". When I had my American Series Tele, I was going to try and mod it into a 1965 Tele. That's my birthday. Well, I would have had to do too much to make it worth it; i.e., I have a Fender mint green pickguard I wanted to use. Fender stopped using mint green in 1964; and so went that idea.
I was looking at the body, neck, and other parts yesterday and thinking that it's a real shame that these things are just sitting. So, since the fretboard is maple, I have half a mind do do a 1950 Tele. Here are a couple of mock-ups to look at.
1955 white guard and whiter finish
1950-60 Transition with Vintage White finish and mint green pickguard
Also, notice subtle differences such as 5-hole vs 8-hole pickguards and screw holes for the neck pickup in the pickguard vs mounting to the body. I would love to get some feedback on these ideas. If you vote "Other" in the poll, please elaborate on why...