While making the Gretsch I started to want get something new. I decided to buy parts to a Stratocaster.
And here are the parts. Sperzel black locking tuners, Wilkinson/Gotoh black tremolo, Golden Age pickups, all from Stewmac.
Body is swamp ash and spalted maple on the top, rosewood fingerboard.
Something to screw together and solder some wires.
And the result is here. Tobacco burst is the official color.
Two string retainers to hold the strings
Nice figure in the ash body.
This was assembled in September 2012.