Hello, I'm finally ready to start my Mark Knopfler strat project. A while back I landed a very nice MIM Stratocaster in Fiesta Red. That color is fairly rare, and I have been thinking of doing another guitar build anyway, so I picked it up. The guitar is a "Squier Series" MIM strat from the mid-1990's.
I'll get photos up later today, but the guitar is generally in very nice condition. I'd consider it a "light relic" with some minor scratching, but no dents and very little fretwear.
The neck has a rosewood board and white dots. The actual maple has aged to a nice amber.
The deal with these guitars (the "Squier Series") is that they used very cheap hardware. I took off the bridge, tuners and pickguard. I'll be replacing with standard Fender vintage tuners, big-block trem, and a custom-wired pickguard with a set of Texas Specials.
FYI, here is the guitar I'm building:
More to come!