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I bought one of these off Kijiji for $45 and decided to modify it into a short scale modern player strat, as they are very rare to find used and very expensive if you do happen to find one. I bought tortoise shell pikcguard material and traced the original white guard onto the new material, then went to GFS for a GFS grey-bottom middle pickup, lipstick tube humbucker and then eBay for a vintage fender '65 neck pickup for some good jerry tones. Next stop was warmoth to find a vintage tinted mustang neck for the short scale that i wanted. I cut the headstock to strat shape, added a logo and jerryrigged it to fit in the pocket with proper intonation. I found another mini body on eBay for $20 so i opted to do one body with a routed out trem and one with a hardtail, using an allparts vintage style bridge for both the hardtail and the trem versions. With the short scale, vintage tinted neck, tortoise shell pickguard and cream knobs with chrome hardware all for around $250, (minus a few electronic components) this guitar is killer and i would definitely recommend it to someone looking to begin modifying guitars for cheap.