A few months ago I built a new partscaster HT Strat with a body and neck from Warmoth - I have now got it into a shape where it's playing well and sounding nice. The only thing I've not fitted is a string tree (although I have the part/s ready to go). I have played the guitar a fair bit and have had no issues of the strings coming out of the nut slots, and tuning is pretty stable. (I play 10-42 and 10-50 strings). I am wondering in this case if I really need a string tree? Are there any hidden benefits I'd be missing out on if I don't fit one? Any insight appreciated!