well, what i want is an alder esquire with a rosewood fretboard, 22 MJ frets, hot rail, and special wiring on the 3-way (all foward - tone & volume, middle - volume & no tone, all back - no tone or volume)
and well, esquires are made with ash bodies & rosewood fretboards, not to mention cost $800, and thats what i wanna spend MAX on this guitar, I'd like to get away for $500 or so.
so whats my best/cheapest course of action? buy a mim tele and a warmoth neck & just take out the neck pup & rewire? spring for a highway 1 & do the same minus the new neck? all warmoth? stewmac?
I'm really hesitant to go all warmoth or the highway 1 route, as they are obviously the more expensive ways to go. And for buying used, well, only guitar i ever bought used, i took home & noticed it had a ridiculous ammount of fretwear. If i went with the MIM i wouldn't feel so bad cuz i'm gonna end up replacing the neck & electronics anyways, but highway 1, eh, i just don't know