Here is the neck with the fixed dents (thanks KC!) and the body blank my other friend picked up at a garage sale for me.
What would we do without friends?!?
Now, just imagine it with a mini-humbucker at the neck position, a standard tele bridge pick up, string through the body bridge, locking tuners, rear mounted volume, tone, and pick up selector, and the strat contours carved into it. I’ll also carve the American Deluxe neck pocket contour so it is easier to play higher up the fretboard. I’ve already got the curved neck plate for it!