+1 As a beginner you want as few hurdles as possible. The Strat tremolo system introduces headaches, and you don't really need it. I love my tremolo, but it is fussy. You have enough to worry about with strings, pickups, cord, amp, fingers. There's a good reason many beginners start on an acoustic guitar. There's nothing but you and the strings. Do not build your own guitar as your first guitar. I repeat, do not do this. Learn on a well-made instrument that's been set up by a professional (and neither of these have to be expensive anymore) - and then build another one as a side project if you wish. Building guitars may seem glorious and sexy from internet forums and whatnot, but it's a completely different venture from learning to play the guitar as an instrument. Your choice obviously, but I challenge you to find an established guitar teacher anywhere on this planet that would recommend that path versus simply learning on a well set up instrument.