Also, I've been busy buying parts on Ebay. Here are some of the parts I have purchased. I bought a used Mexican Standard Strat neck with upgraded American Standard machine heads (i.e. the tuners). It's a maple body with rosewood fret board. I went with the Mexican Standard neck because after taking some measurements on the body I have, I have found that it was pre-drilled for a Mexican Strat tremolo (more below).
|Genuine Fender Mexican Standard Stratocaster Neck|
|Mexican Standard Strat Tremolo|
- Tuning pegs
- Pick Guard (probably will do rosewood or some other dark wood)..I may do a mother of pearl inlay on this as well
- Control knobs (probably will make these myself with a light colored wood like Maple)
- Pickup selector knob (also will make myself...light colored wood)
- Tremolo cavity plate (on back of guitar)