I bought a 2004 MiM Strat back in 2005. It's "GC only" special that came with TexMex pickups. It has a white pickguard and trem. I bought it in clear because I thought I'd sand the finish off and oil it and be done. Little did I know that it is actually a clear polyester coating that is nearly impossible to get off without screwing something up. So I bought this body to replace the poly coated one. (I have the trem blocked on the MiM so I decided to go hardtail on the replacement.) The grain is not really interesting enough to go "au natural" so I was thinking a very light trans white or butterscotch finish. (I was actually going to go trans white on the MiM body when I bought it.) Thoughts? The new body is swamp ash and weighs 3lb 11oz.