I'm been kicking around the idea to do a white Frankenstrat build for a while, and Eddie's death last month spurred me to get it going. A lot of folks do the Frankie builds, but most do the red version. I prefer the white one, and Ed has said that he did too. Plus, the white one is a much easier (cheaper) build, since you don't need the correctly routed body or a Floyd Rose. Here is what I am starting with. A well used Fender Starcaster that I won on GW auctions. The Starcaster is a lot like the Squire SE. Cheap, but has a full thickness, solid wood body. The neck is maple with a big headstock and a 12" radius; almost perfect for a Frankie build. I say almost because this one has a skunk stripe. Is there a way to minimize the look of the stripe (wood bleach)? I still haven't decided between doing a replica using correct parts or just a tribute. My original plan was to do a tribute since I can just buy a single humbucker pickguard and use a Duncan Detonator from my parts bin, which would be a cleaner look than Eddie's hack job. On the other hand, a full replica wouldn't really be that much more expensive, and might be more fun to do. Other parts required will be a MIM vintage trem assembly, a brass block (if I do a replica), and a brass nut. Anyways, let me know which direction that you think that I should take. This project is going to take a while since I haven't received the guitar yet, but I wanted to start aquiring the parts. Figured that I would get you guys involved in the planning stages.