and indeed it is. Literally. This strat miraculously survived a house fire, and the poor girl who brought it into my shop had lost everything, so I promised I'd do my best to get it playing again, but it does have a lot of smoke and water damage.
I have some work cut out for me, it's horrible, but I'm very optimistic:
House fires are one of my worst nightmares. That guitar looks like it will clean up nicely though! I wonder how much damage the heat did to the neck...