Skipping over the who, what, why, and anecdotal material, and getting right down to what I did: -new Squier Stratocaster -cbgitty "Great 2.5 watt amplifier kit" -new shiny pickguard -red spray paint New Squier Stratocaster... ooh, pretty. A few minutes strumming in the store threw away decades of baseless opinion on the playability difference between "Fenders" and "Squiers". Removed pickguard, and starting to remove material to make room for the speaker. Body cavity completed. I used a piece of scrap mdf to make a pattern. Routing a cavity in the back for the 9 volt battery. I used a small piece of lexan to make a cover. More red!!