i need some help, desperately. i have a bit of a dilemma - i've got a '95 MIM that plays great, and i'm very happy with. even so, it can be further improved. the finish is a little funky in spots, and i'd like to add a Callaham bridge. thing is, is it really worth it? i mean - how far off from being a "real wood" is poplar, other than it's not too pretty when you're doing translucent finishes? the dilemma deepens, because i can get an ashtray plate and Warmoth body for the cost of the Callaham bridge and getting the poplar body refinished (or at least stripped), roughly. but i guess this all boils down to if poplar is a 'real' wood or not. if it is, i should probably keep the body and rework it, don't you think? if poplar is a junk wood, can anyone clearly cite why, in detail?