My latest project was to assemble some Strat parts I had laying around. I wanted a ‘jazzy’ Strat: darker, fat clean tone, suitable for more jazzy stuff but also still funkin’ it up when it needs to.... I had a sunburst body laying around (acquired as a part, looks like a Squier body?) and stumbled upon a Squier neck with the big headstock (love those!) on a dutch auction site. It already came with the Fender decal that’s finished over, so I didn’t bother removing it. They also sanded the back of the neck to the bare wood. Feels good, imho. Because of the big headstock, the idea of a 70s-vibes Strat capable of doing some jazz was born. That’s why I wanted all plastic black. Jazz on a Strat? A challenge since I don’t like Strats for jazz at all! I play a 1950 ES-125 or a Gibson ES-333 for that... but I think I managed! For me the trick was using a .1uF tone cap (like Fender did from ‘54-‘62 as well) and stringing it with heavier flatwounds (.011). The rosewood fingerboards helps too I guesss! Neck and bridge pickups are Custom Shop 54s, bridge is an 80ies Fernandes ‘grey bottom’ Some other details: * unknown 2-stud vibrato * Alpha 250k pots * unknown tuners - factory Squier maybe? They feel good * budget scratch plate from Yellow Parts It works, but almost all screw-holes were off Here’s the result: And this is what she sounds like: It plays mighty fine! Neck feels nice and substantial. Overall weight is not too heavy. You like?