Here's a pic of my April 83' hardtail. I personally love the neck, body contours, odd Fender decal and don't miss the 2nd tone knob. I sold the 2005 JV Strat a few years ago because while it looked sweet I didn't really bond with it. And it was kind of heavy. I often think about drilling the 83' body for string through but I like it as is. I did use the neck tilt to tilt it up slightly to make the break over the saddles a little sharper.