I'm building a new Strat. I got a beautiful ash body, finished woodgrain, and i bought an unattractive HSS mexi for $200 to salvage parts off of, with the intent of selling back all that i didn't use. I got the neck, but now I'm wondering if I should use the pickguard or not. What I had in mind was buying a Fender humbucker, like the ones in '72 reissue teles, and putting it in the place of the stock humbucker, then leaving the stock mexi single coils. I looked all over guitar sites and google for a guitar like this but could find none, so i just wanted to get some thoughts before i shell over the 95 bones for the humbucker. Can anyone help me predict the tone of this theoretical guitar?