Hi Stratomaniacs, I own a 1978 Strat. It has a replacement Tremolo and there has been a locking nut installed once. No woodworking on the body. It had a bad refin with some edges sanded over. I refinished it againg and it looks nice to me. Besides that, It´s stock. It´s a relative lightweight for a late 70s Strat (8,2 pounds) and sounds nice, but not really like a typical Strat. Now, I´m a 80´s influenced Hardrock/Poser-Rock/Pop guy and I love HSS-Strats. I have tried various Staggered Humbuckers, but it just won´t sound and look(!) right. I tried a Hotrail (too thick in the mids), a Chopper (too thin in the bass) and some hot Singlecoils, too. I just love the sound of a EMGs (85 on bridge) What I´m seriously thinking about is to completly "butchering" it and making a typical Hotrodded 80´s Style Strat out of it. Thinking of Joe Holme, Dave Amato, Luke,...). This means: Humbucker routing an putting on a Floyd Rose (of course...) on it. On one hand, it has always been my dream to have a 70s-hotrod Strat but on the other hand, I feel a little sorry to kill a possible (prospective) collector guitar, even if it´s not 100% original right now... Even the late 70s go up in Price, now. I do have a lot of other Guitars and I´m not GASing for a new one. Any thoughts...?