I recently got the desire to build a SuperStrat out of Swamp Ash.
I found a Mighty Mite Swamp Ash body in red, with a beautiful quilt maple top. Also found a Mighty Mite Strat neck - reverse headstock, compound radius (9.5x12) and with a Floyd shelf already cut into it.
I had a spare Mighty Mite Licensed Floyd, so decided to make it a Mighty Mite Strat. The Mighty Mite licensed Floyds aren't bad at all and I put an OFR brass block on this one.
I have a Mighty Mite Pre-wired pickguard on the way, and I'll just use the pickups and the electronics and knobs, etc. It's got a MM Motherbucker (my favorite pickup) and two MM Hot Rails pickups in it. I'm swapping out the A5 in the Motherbucker for an A2 magnet to see how that sounds - I think it might get me a little closer to The Brown Sound.
Maybe it's just me, but I always thought Fender headstocks would look better without the curve on the fin - just a straight line instead. So I modified mine to look how I thought it should look.
Got the tuners drilled and installed tonight, got the cavity cover drilled and installed, got the neck drilled and mounted, measured the scale length and marked off where to drill the bridge post holes. Taking it in tomorrow to a guy at work who has a drill press. Should have it back Wednesday and be able to start wiring.
Anyway, here's some pics of the headstock, body and a mock-up.
Looks killer Jim, lovin the figured top and I've always liked the reverse headstock look too. Glad to see you tryin out the alnico ii, they're my personal favourite and should give you a great classic rock tone.
Hayfever- God's way of telling me not to mow the lawn.....