I've been obsessed with sonic blue Strats for quite a while. A few months ago I started checking out what was available, and I came down to two guitars a Suhr Classic, or a Fender Classic Player. Quite a difference, price-wise, but neither of them was quite there. I was almost set on the Fender, but I wanted a nitro finish that would age along with me. I though maybe I'd play it for a while and then refinish it in the future. Then I started looking at Warmoth's options. Fast forward a few months and I'm getting close. I have ordered and received a neck and body, and the body is at the car paint shop (more on that later). But first, here're the essential that I couldn't find in an existing sonic blue Strat: - Super light weight. I mean really light. - Roasted maple neck. - Nitrocellulose lacquer. - Stainless steel frets. - Modern fretboard radius. - 2-point trem. - It has to be light. Did I mention that? I ordered up a basswood body, and a roasted maple neck with ebony board (CITES makes rosewood hard to import to Europe, and Pau Ferro can be too light, color-wise). They were showcase parts, and they arrived a week after ordering! Here they are, fresh out of the box.