I finally wound up deciding on a course of action for where to install the Fender CuNiFe pole WRHBs I ordered earlier in the week & just finished getting (hopefully) everything else I need for their soon to be home ordered. I'll start out w/ this unfinished, 3lb. 12oz., 3 piece black korina JM body from Warmoth: I'm debating if I'll lightly dye it in brown first or do all the color w/ toner. I think I'll be shooting to take it towards a somewhat dark brown w/ enough red to complement the fretboard, but we'll see. Finish will be fairly thin lacquer w/ an as yet undetermined degree of gloss: I figure a glass finish would be great for clarity of the asymmetric grain that the body caught my eye w/in the first place, but I love the feel & glow of semi-gloss lacquer. Out of almost pure expediency I added one of their .09" thick matte black guards w/ no pickup routs since they don't allow for WRHB on their Jazzmaster bodies or guards for some reason... I don't particularly enjoy cutting pickup holes, but I figure I'll be able to put this together quicker in the end if I don't have to custom order a guard from some where else. JM necks that fit my preferred specs seem sort of scarce at the moment (along w/ JM bodies, JM parts, & complete JM guitars...) so I wound up taking a plunge on this US Fender replacement (stock photos I assume but I think I'd be pretty happy if it looked just like this): It's 9.5" radius w/ 21 narrow tall frets & a "Mid '60s C Jazzmaster profile" & it comes w/ a slotted bone nut & vintage style Gotoh tuners installed. If I could have found an American Pro neck I'd have probably gone that route since I've liked them quite a bit when I've played them, but assuming it's well cured, the lacquer finish could be an upgrade for me & it looks like it should have just the right amount of vintage tint to me. I like the binding & vintage style tuners on this one too. It'll get an American Vintage tailpiece & arm w/ a black tip & a 9.5" radius StayTrem bridge w/ Fender thimbles. Pickups will be the aforementioned WRHBs. They seem like they were really going for a true reissue w/ these on paper & I'm excited to see how these compare to the others I've got. I hope they'll lean more toward super dynamic feel & somewhat lower output of the '78 I've got in the neck of the Booncaster but their published DCR & inductance numbers seem more on the hot side to me (?): https://shop.fender.com/en-US/parts/pickups-preamps/cunife-wide-range-humbucker/0992297002.html I'm planning to go w/ standard early '60s wiring w/ the likely addition of a DPDT mini-toggle blower switch located some where in the vicinity of the pots & jack: Not that it's likely necessary, but I'll probably use the set of brass shielding plates for the cavities I've had sitting around for a pretty long time w/ continuity leads to string ground & the shielding on the guard Seems like most of the bits will be here sometime this week aside from the body & guard. I'm hoping those will get here sometime in the next couple weeks so I can work on this while I'm off from the day job for 5 contiguous days the first week of May. I'll update as I make progress Thanks for taking a look!