There's a blonde Telecaster body at my local guitar store and I was kicking around the idea of building a parts Telecaster. I assume the body is a Fender (which I'll have to check on) and even if it isn't I figure I can still get one off of fleabay.
I already know how to solder a pickup to a switch/volume/tone pot and I've got a Telecaster bridge/control plate and some knobs lying around. It would also be an esquire setup anyway, only without the hidden neck pickup...so yeah, just a one pickup tele to bang around on and learn about guitar maintanence and what not.
What I don't know is about necks.
So, can you tell me what I should be looking for in the area of Telecaster necks?
I'm under the assumption from reading threads on this board that Tele necks are pretty interchangable with Tele bodies because the pocket and the neck measurements are generally the same size across the board. Is this true? What should I be wary of? Is there a way to tell an authentic Fender neck from a nonauthetic one? etc.
...oh yeah, and could a strat neck fit on there? Sort of like the fat strat headstocks on those 70s teles? Or would the pocket size not translate?
ALSO, show your parts teles and/or guitars in general!