I may have an opportunity to acquire a '57 hardtail strat. I haven't seen it yet but here's the description: all original except frets, light overspray on parts of body, sunburst, electronics original except for one tone control has been moved to the bridge pickup. Original tweed case that was painted black at one time and paint has now been removed. I know the hardtail strats typically go for less than the tremolo strats, but I haven't been able to find any comparable ones for sale to do a price check. The potential seller did not quote me a price. He's a friend and is still in the "thinking about selling it" stage, no neither of us are firm as of now. I'd just like to have some idea of a price range if I like it (I'm checking it out on Friday).