I just realized that “EC strat project” could be interpreted as “Eric Clapton.” But it isn’t. It is turning my friend’s white Squier strat into a better machine that happens to look a lot like David Gilmour’s #0001 strat. See original mentions of this project here and here.
Anyway, all the parts except the tuners arrived and I picked them up from my local guitar shop today! Happy day! More to come.