TL;DR: What should I do with this badass neck? Back in 2016, I did a Gilmour Black Strat build https://www.strat-talk.com/threads/it-begins-gilmour-black-strat-build.389521/ using a Hot Rod 50's neck as shown in the thread. If you're not familiar with the model, it was intended as a bit of a sleeper; it looked like an old-school Strat but had modern electronics and features, so for example while the neck only has 21 frets it features a compound-radius board (7.5-12") and "vintage" locking tuners. After that build I scoured the net looking for a second originally thinking I'd make a Red to go with it, and after quite a few months I found another for sale on Ebait. Of course, I snapped it up: In the interim though I sort of lost interest in doing another build and instead focused on other things. It's been sitting in the shipping tube in the close for three years. Being honest, the Black hasn't really gotten as much play as I thought it would; it feels a bit too heavy and bit too "tight" if that makes sense, and most of the time I wind up reaching for one of my Teles lately anyhow (my Roadhouse is feeling a bit jealous, too, as are the Gretsches). I've been thinking about what I should do with it and GAS has been hitting me again lately. Should I just say "nah" and move it on? Should I go ahead with the Red build such as @DavidGilmour is doing: https://www.strat-talk.com/threads/emg-dg20-build.553833/#post-4074815 (and btw, what really are the sonic differences between the two, is it worth having both)? "Cornell Dupree" is a choice because I've been pondering my own version of this beauty, the Yamaha Pacifica Cornell Dupree sig: Listening to his playing has been like having a masterclass in tasteful, understated lead over chord changes; listen to Brook Benton's version of "Rainy Night In Georgia," there's actually quite lot going on there guitar-wise. The Yammy has 22 frets I know, but the headstock is vaguely Strat-like and it looks like something that would cover a ton of ground. I would need a custom-made body though and I'm not sure where the best place to go is for something like that. I haven't seen any of these for sale, much less parted out... Another option: hold out for an Ed O'Brien Sustainer Strat body. Not only have I been digging on Radiohead a lot lately, but I'm currently working on a project for which the sustainer would come in handy. I did see a body come up on the Stratosphere but I didn't get to it in time; that's the only one I've seen so far, so it looks like it might be a bit of another protracted wait. Or, something else entirely? What would you do with it?