Anybody got any experience with pine strats? I'm craving a strat. I want something relic'ed/used/beat up looking. So the softness isnt an issue for me. I want it beat up. But basically, how is the tone.
I'm sure it will be on par with an alder strat, but I'm just curious.
The real motivation behind the pine is simply that it weighs less. Having a Carvin HH2(headless), a Parker Fly and a Parker Maxxfly for my only electrics, I'm really used to light weight guitars. My buddy has left his mexi strat with me for years and years and I was thinking about buying it from him on the cheap. Giving it a paint job and some new pups, but the damn thing is like double the weight of any of my other guitars. A pine body would help with some of that.
Oh, and eye candy. I'm going for a literal recreation of this guitar in this color.