I think it's ridiculous how much people want for bodies. "Hi this is reclaimed pine. The cost of this body is $400" Man all I want is a strat style body. NO tremmy route. NO string through. ONE bridge route for a tele pup. ONE neck route for tele pup. The holes drilled to run the wires. Of course the neck route and small route big enough for a vol/tone/and on/on toggle. The cheapest quote? $500. For pine. That guy is insane. I'm sorry but people in my opinion are WAY over charging for neck and bodies. I'd get a kit but I don't want the tremmy or string through. The rest I could deal with since it'll have a pick guard. Maybe I'm just too cheap. Or maybe I think people are greedy jerks who want to bend people over with their prices. Pine should not cost $500 especially when he's doing half the amount of work. Just not routing the tremmy saves time and work alone. It's like all these body makers think they are master luthiers. Yeah I'm a bit angry. It's not like I want something out of this world. I only want a strat body with half the routes and drilling not being done. Sloppy paint shop job but this is what I want. Not including the body..4 routes, 1 long hole from neck pup to bridge pup and one short hole to small cavity. I can even drill the output jack hole myself. $500? For pine? For $500 I'd go buy a Squier Strat or save some more and buy an MIM. This is the problem when you want something out of the norm or slightly different. Anyway thanks for letting me vent. I live in a small town. We don't have a luthier plus with what's going on I haven't left the house since March.