As many of you are aware @PsychoCid and I each recently acquired a spanky new ‘King’ brand (Cozart) double-cut Telecaster. Big thanks to @Bubba Zanetti who got us hip to the existence of these guitars in the first place! (BTW, Bubba... I’ve been waiting to hear some NGD news from you! How you diggin’ yours?) At first, I wanted to put a set of Tonerider Hot Classics (A3) in there, but I was having trouble finding them in the US, and I also found out that the bridge pickup has staggered pole pieces, and I was afraid it wouldn’t fly with the 17” fretboard radius. I was probably concerned over nothing, but I’m glad I started looking around for A3 alternatives, because I came across a ton of glowing reviews and great demo videos for the Custom Shop ‘51 NOcaster set. Judging from the videos I watched, these pups are the business! So I found a set (new) on ebay for about the same price as the Toneriders, and also ordered a Wilkinson bridge with compensated brass saddles. Look at that chrome on the bridge, Ian... Now doesn’t that look a whole lot better? I have a set of Kluson-style GFS tuners laying around that I’m going to replace the stock tuners with. There’s nothing terribly wrong with the stock ones. They just feel stiff... coarse. The GFS ones are better, and they’ve been sitting in a box for a long time... I should use them. I also have a 4-way switch (should be mandatory on all Teles), CTS pots and Sprague cap. I’ve got some bone nuts on the way too. I haven’t really played this guitar enough to tell if there are any tuning/binding issues... It just looks so cheap and plasticy. I’ve got one more surprise up my sleeve for the final reveal... I just hope it comes out looking as cool as it does in my head! As soon as the nuts come in... I’m gonna get crackin’!