I love how every person is unique and I'm glad I can try to accommodate the different tastes in guitars. Philip in Seattle really, really wanted an alder body on his Cruzcaster. I hadn't done one before and they are a smoother wood for finishing. On this I went with burning and staining to bring out some blue colouring. He chose the Seymour Duncan Vintage Broadcaster pickups for that Tele sound and sent me his Texas plate for the pick guard.