building my third parts guitar, a hardtail strat. i'm after a woody, bouncy, rootsy, articulate sound: unmuddy low strings and un-ice-picky high strings. my other two parts guitars are an alder trem strat and an ash tele. the strat (with fralin vintage hots) loses definition on the bass strings, and the tele (with fender's so-called vintage pickups) gets pretty shrill on the high strings. i love 'em both, but i want number three to voice well from low to high without me reaching for a tone control. the body will probably go under a fender '57-'62 pickguard assembly, a rosewood warmoth vintage-style neck, and a vintage-style hardtail bridge. so: ash or alder? weight considerations? finish? number of body pieces and joining? hollowbody advantages? all opinions helpful and welcome - thanks!