A dear friend of mine gave me his old electric guitar — a Marathon Replay Series Stratocaster HSS clone.
While it seems to be a nicely built instrument it is equipped with mostly cheap hardware.
Therefore, in the coming months I will upgrade many of the parts and give the guitar a little more personality (i.e., tinker with some design features). This is my first craft project of this kind and I'm quite excited to see the outcome.
For the beginning, I just unscrewed a tuner to check its mounting and hole size. I will now order locking tuners, dome knobs, and string guides. As a next step I am going to replace the stock pickups, probably with Seymour Duncans. But that is yet to be decided.