Clearly I have too much time on my hands so this seems like fun. I stumbled across a Danelectro on eBay for cheap and thought it might be cool to gut the electronics and replace the neck. It's a cool looking variant of a Strat. It has a similar shape, the same cutouts. The finish is nowhere near as thick as a Fender body and it probably weights a bit more. Many of Danelecto guitars are made out of chipboard, but this is actual solid wood, as far as I can tell, or maybe plywood. The interesting feature of this guitar is that it has effects inside, distortion, chorus and tremelo which is what all the buttons are for. I have no idea what the effects sounds like cause the battery was dead and I wasn't curious, but I did hate the ceramic pickups, I plan to replace everything but keep the pickguard. Looking inside there's plenty of room for a circuit board and the back has a 9v battery space routed out. So the plan is to cannabalize the electronics and picups from a PowerHouse Strat and install it on the same pickguard. Interestingly the knobs on the Dan will be accurate because the 2nd tone knob on the PH is an overdrive boost as opposed to a tone control. The buttons I'll leave alone, but they do look kinda cool. Also interesting is that the guitar has two output jacks. One with effects and one without. The mind boggles at what someone could do with a stacked humbucker, the 4th control knob, and all those buttons, but I'm no genuis at designing pickup setups so I'll be content to just copy the PowerHouse Strat. First problem is the bridge. I was so hoping for a drop in solution to put a wider spaced bridge, but the screws are way far off. I might be stuck with the bridge. Might could replace the saddles. The other dilemma is going to be installing a Telecaster neck. I'm picking a tele neck because I think the headstock shape will suit the body better, plus it has squared off corners at the base of the neck as does the Dan. But the screw holes don't even come close to matching up. The Dan holes are spaced wider and longer. The choice here is gonna be drilling new holes in the body vs ruining a good Tele neck. That's the plan so far. Am sure many of you are rolling your eyes, but I think I'll end up with a cool great sounding and playing DanoCaster. (or Stratelectro, can't decide ) Any thoughts? Anyone try this? Any tips on drilling the neck screw holes in the body will be much appreciated. Thx.