Well, I scored this Indonesian hardtail bullet strat a few years back in San Antone, Texas- Got a padded gig bag and a cold bottle of Big Red with it for $50! Only issue is a couple missing bridge screws. The acoustic is a Fender lefty the wife got at the same time- nice player! Again, $50, padded gig bag and a cold bottle of Big Red!! I dig the “Olympic White” finish- seems better than most Squier “Oly Whites” I’ve seen- but I really like tort pickguards with that white... Well, I have a few “projekts” planned, and wanted to start slow- it’s been a few years since I fired up a soldering iron and replaced a few pots etc. So- this will be my initial test bed to gear up for more serious work. I nabbed a red tort loaded Strat pickguard from Stratosphere site- it’s loaded with Wilkinson “Vintage Voiced” pickups- nice bit of kit for under $45, and two wires to solder it should be ready to go! I ordered a six pack of Switchcraft jacks (extras for other basses, guitars, projects) and some Fender bridge screws. New strings (10s- ) and it should be a fun player- Here is the start- that finish has darkened a lot (I think the guitar is a 2009 from the serial number) here is the loaded guard- back side nicely shielded and the solder joints look good (I can only hope to do as well!) standard “green chicklet” cap, And here it is just resting over the white guard to give a feel tot the finished look- I think the “aged/cream pickup covers and knobs will tie in well with the body color! Thanks for checking this out- any ideas comments or suggestions are encouraged!!