Aye, i understand the original had a really thin neck, small frets, the zero fret, etc. But i wont be going to them lengths, as finding a neck like that will just blow the whole budget out of the water.
I intend to use a Strat scale neck but with a 3 a-side headstock, and i am going to reshape the headstock like a Mosrite. As long as it looks right i dont mind, i never intended to copy it exact. I dont have the cash/ or the skillz.
If there is money left ant the end of the project i would like to fit a DiMarzio FS-1 as that was the pickup Johnny used.
*Edit* kid w/ jstang: Thay model in your shop, is it the Eastwood version?