So, I've been reading up on the history of the Fender Stratocaster...I have a lot of books from the 80's that I dug out of storage, and I'm seeing a lot of '57 RI guitars seeing as how it's the 50th anniversary of the '57 Strat...which is considered the first "modern" strat with all the features we are familiar with today. So I'm thinking to myself...I'd really like to build something like a '57 alder bodied Strat, but piece by piece with the parts that suit me and my style of playing (whatever that happens to be this year ). So I'm wondering, who can make me as authentic of a '57 Strat Alder body as possible? Does anyone make vintage style bodies using "old wood"? It would have to be a Nitro finish of course...though since it would be my own custom-custom, I'd pick some unusual color. So who does something like this?