Hi again... This build is of a feather weight mid 50's strat. I'm going to build 2 necks for this guitar, one will be a 54 style plain maple, and the second is a soft V fat boat neck heavily flamed. Color might be a 1 tone burst (Yes... 1 tone... like on early 54 strats which didn't have a yellow in the middle... just brown around the edges)or blonde. we'll see... Neck maple blanks... from my old growth stock. I will select the *one* after cutting them to correct dimension and give them the tunning forks test Roughly shaped on the band saw and thinned down to 1" This is the one!!! bright as bright can be, and a great match to a lightweight soft swamp ash.