Ever since I saw a picture of it, like this one: I've been intersted in putting a tele bridge on a strat. What I'm wondering is how I should go about it. I currently have a strat that this could be done to, but it currently has a trem, so I'm not sure what would need to be done to be able to run the strings through the body with a tele bridge. One other option would be to get a hardtail strat body without a bridge route and have the routing for the tele bridge done by a luthier. Another option is to just give up on the aesthetic of the strat pickguard and either go with a rear-routed guitar that already has a tele bridge route (ala warmoth) or get one of those strat-shaped telecaster guitars and have a middle pickup added. I think the last option is going to involve the least amount of work, but it's not going to look the part. And while looks aren't everything, they are somewhat important to me. So, I wanted to see if anyone has any insight on the first method or knows whether that is even possible/worthwhile and recommends the second method.