Hello everyone, I am really excited to be starting my first guitar build, a Warmoth strat! I would like to eventually make my own bodies and do everything from scratch, but I figured I should start with good, premade parts first so I don't get too ahead of myself. Here are some specs: Roasted Maple Neck, 22 stainless steel frets, graphtech nuts, GFS Locking tuners Alder Surf Green Body, Wilkinson VS100 tremelo, Eric Clapton Midboost, Jeff Beck Hot Noiseless Pickups Anyway, all my parts have come in and I'm very excited. I do have a few questions, though... 1. What is the generally accepted order on doing things? I was going to get the neck completely set, wire the pickguard, get the hardware on the body, then attach the neck and body, string it, and set it up. Sound reasonable? 2. What is the best way to drill into the roasted maple neck for the tuner guide holes? I have access to a drill press, so I was going to use that, but I have read horror stories of cracking roasted maple with improper drilling or screw sizes. 3. What is the best way to drill the strap peg holes on an S-shape body? I was going to use a hand drill for the pickguard holes, as they seem easy enough, but my dad said a hand drill would probably slip fairly easily on the bass side horn. Again, I have access to a drill press. Thoughts? 4. This is my first guitar that does not have a set bridge. Tips? I would like to get a half step up and a step down, ideally, but I am also okay with just having some more subtly vibrato 5. And of course, pictures! Can't forget those! https://imgur.com/gallery/BZjj1TZ I welcome any comments, suggestions, encouragement, etc.