#1
hey guys,

A while ago, I took my cheap strat copy apart because it was a really useless guitar that sounded like crap (Stagg). But i'm wondering if the body(-wood) is any good? If so, I would use it to make a custom guitar.

thanks!
#2
Stagg.... I would guess either agathis or plywood. Usually only the better cheap copies (SX, Higher end squiers) have alder.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#3
Look in the cavities or neck pocket. See if it's laminated or solid. Cheap lam jobs are worthless. Better bodies may have maple cap on it so don't confuse it with cheap lam jobs.

Solids are usually worth keeping even if it's basswood or agathis.
#4
Basswood is actually a pretty good wood, kind of soft, but oh well, sounds good.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#5
We can't tell you. At the end of the day, it's up to you to decide if you're happy with your tone or not.