I have a 2001 American Standard Strat: 3 tone sunburst alder body (actually looks like it may be one piece), maple neck. I want to totally transform this guitar into one that better suits my playing and aesthetic (jam/jazz fusion/shred). Many strat aficionados may call this sacrilege, but this is going to be my workhorse guitar and I want it to be a bit different. I cannot afford a boutique or custom shop strat with these specs. I was wondering if any luthiers out there would know a ballpark price for what I want to do, would it be able to be done, or whether it would be worth just buying another guitar. Just anybody's thoughts on this project really. -I want to have the poly paint job on the body stripped and repainted with a thin skin nitro finish (either surf green or a cream color I have not decided yet). -Neck sanded down so that it has an unfinished feel to it. -Single coils replaced with two Duncan '59 humbuckers (like Jimmy Herring's strat). -I have always had a problem with hitting the volume knob with my pinky when I play (for the past 15 years) and I would love to get rid of that volume knob and just have a three way switch with one volume and one tone where the two tone knobs are now (this would require a new pick guard) -New bridge, bone nut and locking tuners. This is what I want to do with my current american standard. It will be a bit unique to me and cater to how/what I want to play. I love the feel of a strat, but like the smooth darker sound of buckers. I also really want a thin nitro finish that will age as I play it. I am not sure which bridge or tuners to get yet but Callaham seems to be recommended a lot here.