I'm planning on redoing a MIM standard strat. I think I'm almost done planning but i have a few questions:
1. Is it a bad idea to strip paint by hand?
2. Do I have to do any rewiring to change pickguards?
3. What tremelos will fit? (Links, types etc.) besides a fender tailpiece
1. no, it's a good idea
2. Nope, if your lucky you don't even have to de-attach the ground wire. Be ready though.
3. Don't know about that one, I'm not a tremolo guy. But i guess that any tremolo, exept a fender or a wilkinson one, would need routing.