Recently I built my second guitar a pretty close representation of a 56' strat based on a guitar that a friend had on loan. I made templates for it and was going to build another as a hardtail but I really want to do something more custom and modern bit based on that body and neck with some slight tweaks. The idea came from a brand new kahler tremolo that I have had for about 5 years waiting to go onto something. So here is the idea. Ash body, flame maple neck and a black Bakelite guard with slotted vintage style screws. The pickups will be HSS and I will wind them pretty hot. The color will be a violet purple stain with a dark stain/grain filler over it. The neck profile will be more like a 57' with a really hard v, locking tuners and a Teflon slippery nut like tusq or something. All hardware will be black. Basically I want to take all the best cool features of a vintage strat and all the best modern features and combine them, very similar to charvel but hopefully more like someone tooh a vintage guitar and cut it up and refinished it. Something like this... I just ordered wood yesterday and pickup supplies a couple days ago so I hope to get started soon.