I wanted to try something different so I decided to build myself a strat. I bought a neck, body and most of electronics of ebay. I ordered the GFS Hotrails and the 500k dpdt pot from Guitarfetish.
I wasn't expecting it to be anything special, but it turned out pretty cool.
Mind my photography. I took these the other night with my phone, so it doesn't show the colours properly. The body is candy apple red and the neck is maple with a maple fretboard. Both are Fender MIM parts and it's setup with DPDT's on the Volume and Middle Tone pots. They coil tap the Bridge and Neck pickups.
My nephew grabbed this one from me before I even got the chance to play it at church or anywhere else. I think the black pearloid scratch plate gives it a nice retro look. I assembled the guitar and sent it in to Music Connection to have the electronics and setup done. All in all, it ended up costing around R4500.
This is his main axe and he's plays lead most of the time.