OK. I want to put together a telecaster style component guitar. This is something I have never done before but I hope it will be fun. I will be sourcing mostly Japanese and Chinese bits and pieces and so far I have a Gotoh bridge ... OK, it's not much, but it is a start! As I have started looking into what parts are available, I gather that sometimes things are 'American' size and other things are not. I want to get a tortoiseshell style pickguard -- should I just get one and then check the dimensions and then get the other things (ie the control plate) to match afterwards? Or should I approach it differently? Any wisdom from you sages of all ages?