Okay, so I ordered a kit from The Fretwire to build a Strat with particular things in mind. IT was going to receive a Mighty-Mite maple/maple neck, some GFS pickups and a few other things. It was to be the experiment into water-borne finishes. The end result was to have some passing resemblance to a '59 Tahitian Coral Strat. Also, it will have a Linden wood body. It has some weight to it and it rings when I do a tap test. Might be a keeper, although I need to plug some of the pickguard holes, they are not all in the right places. Yeah, no surprises there. Too bad, the routing is crisp, spot on and the neck fits like it should. The kit came, and after looking through the hard parts they sent, well, I kinda wished you could get the kit just body and neck. The neck that came with the kit (maple/rosewood reverse headstock) is going on an ash hardtail body with two humbuckers. Always wanted a hardtail HH Strat. I sat down and ordered parts, only to have the first order (Musiclily) for a trem, 52.5mm Wilkinson, cancelled on me as out of stock. Okay, second time all I could find was a MIM big block trem. That, too cancelled, not in stock. Now on my third order from a more-local to me source. Let's see if that one comes through or not. I may have to change to gold hardware(!) just so I can get everything I need. Grrrrr! Danged Covid-19! Anyway, anybody interested in a buildup series? Note, the finish came from Crystalac Company so you will see what happens when I do the deed, no punches pulled. I paid out of pocket for the products so I will give an honest evaluation, even if it's a hard evaluation.