Richard got it in his head recently to buy a Tom Delonge signature Fender - seeing as they are pretty hard to come by we decided to build our own version! We started with a Squier strat from gumtree:
Rich bought additional parts from the web - a pearloid scratchplate, new chrome volume knob, ernie ball strings and a new pickup.
We stripped the guitar down and sanded it back to its primer coat, covering most things in the house in a layer of pink dust in the process!
After a few coats of surf green nitrocellulose paint:
Electronics in this were pretty simple - just one volume pot and a single Seymour Duncan Invader in the bridge position. Easiest soldering job I've done so far! Sounds pretty good too!