What started out as a block of Alder has turned magically into a custom Stratocaster copy. This project is a special request for a design similar to the Tom Delonge Strat, but with some slight alterations. For example, the routing is a bit different in that less wood has been removed. I also carved out less wood on the belly relief and the armrest to keep the body nice and fat. A fat body = fat tone. Later on she'll be wrapped up in some surf green lacquer.