That is a fine piece of work! All the comfort and ergonomics of a Stratocaster, and all the twang and bite of a Telecaster. Best of both worlds!
That painted head stock face to match the body is a beautiful thing. Is this a partscaster, or is it a Fender reissue of some sort. Love that transition decal, too.
It’s a Warmoth body and neck, hardtail, that I built about 21 years ago. Very well-played and super worn in. I’ll post more up close pics soon.Ahhh, Brother from another Mother Bubba!
Curious what model Strat that is?
I keep hunting for hardtail Strat bodies and it's slim pickin's, there's the Robert Cray and then Squiers, must be others I missed.
I did the same guard mod to mount a Tele bridge pickup several years ago, and have since made my main guitar using a raw hardtail Strat body I fabbed up a three saddle bridge plate for from aluminum angle stock.
Just got a second hardtail body from the great Tauro Woodworks on ebay, and he made some spec changes for me including drilling for a four screw Tele bridge rather than the Strat hardtail bridge.