Oh yeah will always be a parts caster I know that but I will say now I offered him what to me is 1800 gbp so shipped would be around 2k if he accepted my offer. Worse case I reason is if neck is shot let's say I can still do everything over time and still only be in for less than 5 for my own dream guitar . It wouldn't bother me being a refin or having had neck work etc . Some of the best strats have been parts casters , Rory's , stevie rays , Gilmour, blackie o that really dont bother me. Heck my old mans strat is a 59 body and electrics with a 62 neck and that thing screams and is hard to put down.