Got my body yesterday. The Cardinal Red is stunningly beautiful! The body really feels soft, like its going to dent and scratch VERY easily! Already, I know the neck holes won't align with my MIM neck. I've already made imprint using the trick of screws in neck then put pressure on the neck in the pocket. I'll remeasure today to make sure before i drill. Thanks to CrazyDave911 for this tip! http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g179/nadzab/Strat%20Build/100_3653.jpg I got a length of 3/16th dowel and today I plan to redrill the original holes with a 3/16th bit and start filling them. The other problem I found is the 2-way switch on my MIM control harness is bottoming out in the cavity. I think I need to dig out about 1/4 inch to make it fit, or use a smaller switch (which I don't want to do). Did you have that problem? The depth of the body is 1 3/4 and the control cavity is 1 1/4. I'm not sure how much more I can dig out.